Cutting EdgeCutting Edge is a British TV documentary series that focuses on political and social issues. broadcast by Channel 4 since 1990.
Cutting Edge, Channel 4's flagship documentary series, returned Thursday 24 January 2008 with an extended run of distinctive, compelling films that offer a snapshot of modern life.
This run of 15 documentaries comes from some of the UKs most influential directors as well as from the sharpest emerging talent.
Sex Change Soldier
Ian Hamilton (43) is a Captain of the Parachute Regiment and one of the most highly decorated officers in the British Army. He's served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
But in 2007 Ian became the first officer and the first paratrooper in the history of the Armed Forces to undergo a sex-change operation.
Film-maker Jane Preston documents Hamilton's transgender journey to become Jan, revealing an intimate and raw portrait of a remarkable year, as the alpha-male Para transforms into an ultra-feminine woman. The changes are physical but the emotional consequences are extensive as Jan has battled with an inner turmoil for years.
It is an extraordinary year for Jan, as she turns her back on the trappings of manliness she had clung to all her adult life to recognise that she, at heart and now in body, is a woman.
To remind yourself of programmes featured in the previous series, click on any of the images below.
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