The festival is now over. Thank's everyone!
Festivaali on nyt ohi. Kiitokset kaikille osallistuneille!
IN MEMORIAM KNUT EKSTRÖM
Dear NAFA & VISCULT friends, It is with profound sadness that I inform you that Knut Ekström passed away yesterday at 5 pm following his recent uphill struggle against terminal cancer. Knut has been one of the most important figures in the development of NAFA since its inception in the mid-1970s. Please join me in expressing condolences to Birgitte, his wife, and Tora and Frederik, his daughter and son. The family is based in the Söder district of Stockholm, an area which Knut enabled all of us to know the heart and pulse of through his film series, including films about such apparently disparate topics as the Salvation Army, an allotment garden, and a social service office. NAFA has lost a very dear member, colleague, and friend, Söder has lost a son and one of its most ardent supporters and lovers. A nice way to remember him today, may be to sit down with a glass of good whisky, put on the winter theme from Vivaldi's four seasons (which Knut rather cliché-like used to separate the different parts of the allotment garden film) on the stereo at a rather loud volume, close your eyes, and think about Knut and all the wonderful moments we shared with him.
Peter I. Crawford (NAFA Treasurer)