Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Zygmunt Buda
starring Jacek Buda; Katarzyna Buda; Marek Buda; Iwona Rzepkowska; Marzena Rzepkowska
length 02'40
country Poland, Wilanów
locations Warsaw, Poland 
year 1955
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0037 010

Zygmunt Buda was born in Poznań in 1924 and was interested in photography since his childhood. From 1941, he worked in the Poznań photographic company Foto-Stewner, founded by Ernest Stewner. After the end of the war, he worked as a photographer in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, from which, in the 50s, he was dismissed for political incorrectness. From the 60s, he worked in the Film Services Department at the corner of Marszałkowska and Krucza streets in Warsaw. Zygmunt recorded films with a business camera with a 16-millimeter tape and a private SANYO camera with an 8-millimeter tape, which he received as a gift from a family living in the USA. His sons, Jacek and Marek, as well as the next generations of the Buda family, also became enthusiasts of filming family life. 

Part 1 

Film shot in the summer of 1955 in Warsaw. A family is walking in the park in Wilanów. Marek is sitting on the bus and is saying something to his dad, who is filming him. Zygmunt’s wife Katarzyna, with their younger son Jacek and their neighbor Mrs Rzepkowska and her daughters Marzena and Iwona, spend time in the meadows on the Vistula escarpment at Puławska Street. The women are relaxing on blankets, leafing through newspapers, and playing with their children. In the background you can see the construction of a ski jump and a housing estate on Czerniowiecka Street. 

Part 2 

A film made during a bus trip to the river where the Bud family went together with Katarzyna’s friend Lidia Olender, her husband and children Urszula and Krzysztof. 



keywords Poland  Wilanów  Vistula escarpment  ski jump  housing estate  house  trip  river  rest  walk  children  childhood  family  family life 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage