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Synopsis

When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? Sun Kissed follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: The consequences of the Navajos' Long Walk — their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 — are far from over. A co-production of ITVS, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co-presentation with Native American Public Telecommunications.

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Watch Video for Sun Kissed
Sun Kissed
Feature Film
Maya Stark and Adi Lavy
Filmmaker Interview
The Long Walk
Classroom Clip
Genetic Bottleneck
Classroom Clip
Meet the Nez Family
Classroom Clip