POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Sun Kissed

Directed by Maya Stark & Adi Lavy

Sun Kissed
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/sunkissed/
National PBS Premiere on POV
Thursday, October 18 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

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 the entire film online for free – from Oct. 19, 2012 through Nov. 17, 2012.

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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the desJardins/Blachman Fund, and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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