On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Lipscomb's HumanDocs Film Series will present Sun Kissed, the story of a Navajo couple who upon losing two children to a rare genetic disorder causing hypersensitivity to sunlight, discover the roots of the fatal disease in the dark history of the U.S. treatment of Native Americans a century and a half before. Airing on the PBS POV series in October, the film also screened at the premier AFI / Discovery Channel Silverdocs festival last summer.
The film will air at 8:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre. It is shown in partnership with the Nashville Film Festival and Nashville Public Television.
A brief discussion follows the screening featuring:
Hazel Arthur (moderator), chair, Department of Social Work and Sociology, Lipscomb
Jackie Yazzie, vice-president, Native American Indian Association of Tennessee
Albert Bender, attorney, advisory board member, Native American Indian Association of Tennessee
Neal Allison, historian, Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy, Lipscomb
Beth Conway, Department of Biology, Lipscomb
For more information on the HumanDocs Film Series, contact Ted Parks at 615-966-6616 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.