Kowalscy Family Archive

collection Kowalscy Family Archive
authors Bohdan Kowalski
length 03'57
location Poland
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0038 017
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

The author of the film is Bohdan Kowalski, who works as a Polish language teacher by day. His passions were travelling, film and photography. He was also co-founder of the Ińsko Film Summer, the University of the Third Age and the Film Discussion Club in Stargard. 

Film shot in the 1970s during a visit to the Royal Castle reconstruction site in Warsaw. A group of young people with wheelbarrows tidy up an overgrown garden. Shots from the reconstruction site – most of the Castle’s walls are covered by wooden scaffolding where work is in progress. Students also visit the unfinished interiors of the building and view a model of the Castle. 


keywords Poland, Warsaw, Royal Castle, garden, reconstruction, reconstruction sit, walls, scaffolding, wheelbarrow, tidying up, social life, pupils, school, school trip