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 02'58
country Poland, Sierpc
year 1956
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0037 013

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

A continuation of the previous film from the playground in Sierpc in 1956. Family members are posing to the camera in a wooden gazebo in the garden. 

Part 2 

Film made during a family holiday in Międzywodzie in 1956. Zygmunt’s wife, Katarzyna, with son Jack on her lap, takes a train to the seaside. Once there, Katarzyna with Jacek, Marek and her sister Janina (Jasia) Stafisz spend time on the beach. The women and the boys are sitting in a fishing boat on the shore, are posing to the camera and are fooling around. 




keywords Poland  Sierpc  holiday  summer  sea  boat  waves  beach  walk  family  family life  free time 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage