Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Zygmunt Buda
starring Jacek Buda; Marek Buda
length 02'36
country Poland
locations Warsaw, Poland 
year 1965
format 16 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0037 003

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 recorded in the spring of 1965 in Warsaw. Jacek and Marek Budowie run around the yard at the intersection of Puławska and Domaniewska streets in Warsaw. The brothers, holding hands, go up the stairs to the estate hill. In the background you can see two pre-war houses and the still unplastered house of the Buds. As Jacek recalls, Mrs. Laskowska lived in a brick house, and in later years she complained about the noisy social life of young people in the yard. The brothers spend their time having fun outdoors in Dreszera Park at Pulawska Street. Marek, the older brother, has a Praktica camera hanging around his neck, Jacek dances on stage with the girls. A few men are playing instruments for the dancing crowd, teenagers are standing around the musicians watching them. Shots of dancing children.



keywords Poland  Warsaw  Dreszer park  fun  children  child  musicians  dance  orchestra  stage 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage