A compelling new documentary by two SVA alumni is making its national debut on PBS on Thursday, October 18. Sun Kissed, co-directed by Maya Stark (BFA 2000 Film, Video and Animation) and Adi Lavy (BFA 2007 Photography), focuses on a Navajo couple that discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal. Along the way, the couple also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease.
From the PBS website: “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.”