In this beautiful 7-minute piece, Director/Producer Marc Smolowitz and the team at THE G WORD documentary collaborate with Ilan — a nineteen year old Queer / Trans / Gender Nonconforming artist whom we met while filming at the Early Entrance Program (EEP) for Gifted Tweens and Teens at Cal State Los Angeles. Ilan has emerged as a significant character in THE G WORD, representing a new kind of diversity in 21st century stories about giftedness, intelligence and identity.
For all kinds of complex reasons, few experts are contemplating the connections between GENDER IDENTITY and GIFTEDNESS. Yet, anecdotally, Ilan's story is representative of what the film team has been encountering across the nation. In 2018, a surprising number of families are navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of raising a Gifted or Twice Exceptional child who is also Gender Nonconforming. These stories reside in every demographic group — across rural, suburban, and urban settings.
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Director / Producer: Marc Smolowitz
Producer: Ron Turiello | Co-Producer: Tim Kulikowski
Associate Producer & Video Editor: Javid Soriano
Original Music: John Swihart
Director Of Photography: Matthew Rome
Additional Cinematography: Nickolas Rossi
Post Sound: Shawn Doyle