Filmography: Naming Prairie : Stills

Naming Prairie
by Alexandra Juhasz
Digital Beta: 6:30 mins., 2001


Promotional Stills for Print

Prairie & Moms

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Alexandra Juhasz

Lighting Candles

Prairie with Mothers

Girl at Ceremony

Cheerful Prairie Mom

Prairie, Mothers & Wrap

Prairie Final Wrap

Prairie Hugs Mom

Baby at Ceremony

2 Mothers Discuss

Prairie Mom

Prairie, Mothers Seated

Friends at Ceremony

Mothers and Babies

Mother Hugs Baby

Prairie Closeup

Prairie & Mothers Dance

Prairie's Name

A celebration of both tradition and change, Naming Prairie documents a joyous melding of new and old faces of American family. Friends and relatives join together to celebrate in a lesbian couple's Jewish babynaming ceremony for their daughter, Prairie. In the meantime, they demonstrate how the most ancient of institutions -- the family, Judaism -- can adapt to accommodate contemporary life.

The video provides a loving and clear introduction to one of our society's more difficult issues: how do race, religion and sexuality factor into the families we make?