Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Antoni Matuszny; Elżbieta Matuszna; Paulina Matuszna; Elżbieta Wojciuch; Franciszek Wojciuch
length 38'06
country Poland
year 1980-1982
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0015 031

Antoni Matuszny, who came from the Beskid village of Laliki, was interested in photography since he was a child. As he recalls, he wanted to save the life of his family and the countryside in the 1970s from oblivion. At the age of thirteen, he bought the first camera, and when he was 24 – the camera of the Soviet Quarz 5.

A film made in Cięcina between 1980 and 1982. 

A mosaic of genre scenes documenting the first two years of life of Paulina, daughter of Antoni and Elżbieta. The young parents, with the help of the midwife, Mrs Widz, and the grandparents, Elżbieta and Franciszek Wojciuch, bathe and swaddle little Paulina. The family spends time at home and outdoors. The girl takes her first steps, walks with her mother and plays with other children. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Poland  Cięcina  countryside  family life  leisure  family  baby  bath  play  walk 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage