Korzenieccy Family Archive

collection Korzenieccy Family Archive
authors Piotr Korzeniecki
starring Kazimierz Piechotka
length 0:03:23
country Algeria
locations Sidi Isa, Algeria 
year 1979
format S8 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0044 002

The author of the film is Piotr Korzeniecki and his colleagues from the Central Research and Design Centre for General Construction (COBPBO). 

The film was made during a business trip to Algeria in 1979. During the trip, the managers of the studio, Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, together with their employees conducted research on the large panel system-building (W-70 system). Memories of the trip to Algeria can also be found in their book, entitled Architects’ Memories.

The participants of the trip take a break from the tiring car ride through the desert – some people take pictures, while Kazimierz Piechotka naps in the car. Having reached probably Sidi Isa, the architects walk through the streets of the city and come across an orchestra march. After sightseeing, the group continues their trip to Biskra, Ghoufi, and Timgad, where they sightsee the ruins of a Roman city.


keywords travel  desert  car  palm trees  architecture  monuments  columns  triumphal arch  orchestra  city  sightseeing 
source of funding Polish Film Institute