‘The G Word’ Film Documents Growth of Giftedness

If there’s one thing Marc Smolowitz’s upcoming documentary will include plenty of, it’s hope.

“If things are only bad,” says the director of The G Word, “why wake up and make movies?”

If you’re wondering whether the “G” in The G Word stands for gifted, well, Smolowitz says it’s more than that. “There are other ‘G’ words that get into the mix: grit, growth, even, as some say, un-gifted,” he says. All those perspectives are in the documentary, due to be released in late 2020, but “the lens of this movie is giftedness and that includes twice-exceptionality.”

Over the last 25 years, Smolowitz has directed or produced dozens of documentaries about “equity and social justice,” including Heaven Adores You about indie rocker Elliot Smith, ...


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About Stuart Matranga

Stuart Matranga is an author and journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Maxim, and other magazines. As a teacher, he specializes in students who are reluctant readers. Stuart has extensive experience teaching and working with twice-exceptional students.