Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Zygmunt Buda
starring Sergiusz Bojenko; Marek Buda; Bogdan Fechner
length 0:02:53
location Poland
year 1965; 1966
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0037 049
source of funding Polish Film Institute

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.

The film was made by Zygmunt Buda during a scout camp in Serpelice by the Bug River organized by Mokotów troop in the summer of 1965 or 1966. The boys and team leaders pack their luggage into a bus at Tadeusz Kościuszko Primary School No. 130 at 27 aleja Niepodległości in Warsaw (currently Kazimierz Wielki High School). By the bus, there is Midzio, who held an important function at the Mokotów troop, and Mosur in dark glasses. As the son of the author of the film, Jacek Buda, recalls, Midzio, during one of the camps in Jurgów, of which Jacek was a participant, lost the rank of scoutmaster because he went to church with scouts. Scouts sit in a coach departing from the parking lot and wave to their parents. Once in Serpelice, the campers carry their luggage to the camp in the forest and set up tents together. Among the participants of the camp, Jacek recognizes his colleagues from the neighbourhood: Bogdan Fechner (with light blond hair), Sergiusz Bojenka and Maciej. One of the participants was also Marek, Jacek’s brother.


keywords Poland, Warsaw, Serpelice, Bug, Mokotów troop, summer, holiday, coach, scouts, ZHP, camp, campsite, base camp, tent, camp bed