(2011, 56 min.) US
Director: Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)
Executive Producer: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Produced by: World of Wonder
Each year, residents of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico honor individual family members by throwing food and gifts from the rooftops of their homes to community members below. A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks, and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western culture. Luther’s film chronicles the lives of three families as they make preparations to participate in this ancient tradition.
during the making of Grab are on view at the museum through July 2011.
Image credit: Audience at Club Red Radio, 2000 Native American Film and Video
Festival - photograph by Amalia Córdova, NMAI; Grab