“Editing Is a Process of Trial and Error and Personal Instincts”: Editor Jeff Gilbert on Boys State

Documentary filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine look to 1,000 17-year-old boys from across the state of Texas in order to examine the state of American democracy in Boys State.

The film follows a cohort of teenagers tasked with building a representative government from the ground up, each boy vying for the top title at the Texas Boys State competition—governor.

What seems almost too akin to Lord of the Flies to result in anything similar to a functioning government actually perfectly reflects the current state of American politics.

Editor Jeff Gilbert shares his insight on what made the film so […]

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