HumanDocs Film Series: Sun Kissed
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.
- 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.