Produced in 2001
Length: 6:30 minutes
View it here: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/naming_prairie
Producer/Writer/Director. Sundance official selection 2002.
Queer Fests (NY, LA, SF, Toronto). Jewish Film Festival (San Francisco).
A lesbian couple celebrates their daughter & family with a Jewish babynaming ceremony. Available at www.snagfilms.com.
Over its short duration, Naming Prairie makes a strong statement about how our oldest traditions can be modified to reflect the new faces of Judaism. Dr. Alexandra Juhasz’s 6 minute video celebrates Jewish family, tradition, and ritual while acknowledging the real flexibility within all three of these institutions. This joyous recounting of a lesbian couple’s babynaming ceremony for their daughter, Prairie, also introduces a supportive and diverse network of family and friends who participate in their re-thinking of Jewish life.
Genre: Documentary Short Film
Topics: Documentary | Feminist Media | Film/Video Production | Highlight | Queer Media |