About NAFA

Nordic Anthropological Film Association - NAFA

NAFA is an organization focused on anthropological documentary film. On this website we promote the use and usability of anthropological films/documentaries.

NAFA is an organization for cooperation within the field of visual anthropology and has been active since the mid-1970s. The institutional membership is primarily made up of social anthropological institutions and ethnographic museums in the nordic countries, plus several regional colleges and media schools. NAFA also has a growing number of individual members in the northern countries and around the world.

One of NAFA`s most important tasks has been to build up an anthropological film collection; for use in teaching and research; a unique collection of classic and more recent ethnographic films which is matched only by a few of the world's most important and largest ethnographic film collections.

NAFA also arranges an annual International Film Festival and Conference where ethnographic films are shown and discussed with a large audience.

See also the Journal of Anthropological Film (JAF)