Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Zygmunt Buda
starring Jolanta Chmielewska; Kazimierz Chmielewski; Teodora Chmielewska; Jacek Buda; Katarzyna Buda; Marek Buda; Franciszek Stafisz; Janina Stafisz; Łucja Stafisz
length 02'55
location Poland, Sierpc
year 1956
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0037 012
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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. 

Film shot in a playground in Sierpc in the summer of 1956. Kazimierz Chmielewski cradles his daughter Jola on a swing and plays with Jack on a hill. Zygmunt’s wife Katarzyna is relaxing on a bench with her dad Franciszek Stafisz, his wife Łucja, her sister Teodora (Tonia) Chmielewska with her husband Kazimierz and a friend from work at the kindergarten. The family walks in the garden, brothers Jacek and Marek Buda and their cousin Jola Chmielewska slide down the slide. 



keywords Poland, Sierpc, playground, play, toys, ladders, swings, children, childhood, family, family life, walk, free time