Director/Producer Marc Smolowitz focuses his lens purposefully on San Luis, Arizona for his upcoming feature documentary THE G WORD, a film about gifted and talented education in the United States. Five minutes from the U.S. border with Mexico and the second poorest zip code in the state of Arizona, San Luis is a rural community comprised of Mexican Americans, Spanish speakers, Undocumented, and migrant field workers. Yet, its school district is consistently ranked as one of the highest in the nation using a number of measures, and its students compete with the most affluent in our nation when it comes to sending young people to Center for Talented Youth summer camps for advanced learners. Smolowitz and THE G WORD documentary have spent significant time filming in San Luis getting to know the people who are the players in this unexpected story. How has this community defied all of the odds while also challenging every mainstream stereotype about what it means to grow up by the border? It's a surprisingly simple proposition. Watch and get to know the unlikely and inspiring story of Zip Code 85349.
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