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november, 2019

mon25nov6:00 pm7:00 pmNative American Documentary: Sun Kissed6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Native American Heritage Month


(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Topanga Library

122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290

Event Details

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. Directed by Maya Stark and Adi Lavy.

“The film is suffused with a quiet but potent energy. A moving, unforced meditation on history, land, culture, erasure and perseverance.” Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

“Heart-rendering…Poignant and profound. A vivid portrayal of not only a family’s trials and tribulations, but also the cultural cross-currents that engulf modern-day Navajos. Highly Recommended.” The Midwest Book Review

For adults.