Grab Previous Broadcasts
KQED 9: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
An official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this program is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo tribe. This community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal exists at the intersection of traditional native and contemporary Western cultures. Each year, Laguna Pueblo villagers honor Catholic saints and family members by showering food and gifts from the rooftops of their homes upon the community gathered below. The film explores the origins and evolution of this 300-year-old custom, from its introduction by Spanish settlers to its modern-day twists. Narrated by actress Parker Posey, it follows three families as they prepare for the annual event, chronicling their lives for the year leading up to Grab Day.