Naming Prairie

Naming Prairie photo

Produced in 2001
Length: 6:30 minutes

Digital Beta

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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 on vimeo:

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 | 

Alexandra Juhasz