BenU president's "Night for Day: The XP Story" sheds light on rare skin disorder
Feb 17, 2017 8:57 AM -
Can you imagine living a life hiding from the sun? In his 2005 film "Night for Day: The XP Story," Benedictine University President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., an award-winning writer and director, examines the dramatic and unusual ways patients afflicted with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) around the world cope with the disease. XP is a debilitating disease characterized by extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (sun) light that can lead to cancer and death. Film participants include citizens from Cuba, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States. The film will be shown from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in Goodwin Hall Auditorium.