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Sun Kissed

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PBS Premiere: October 18, 2012


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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TAGS: family, genetic disorder, genetics, long walk, native american, navajo, skin cancer, sunlight, xp

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Sun Kissed (60 min.)

Premiere Date: October 18, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmakers: Maya Stark, Adi Lavy Bio | Interview | Statement

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