Ian Hamilton is a Captain of the Parachute Regiment, and one of the most highly decorated officers in the British Army. He has 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's film for Cutting Edge documents Hamilton's journey to become Jan, revealing an intimate and raw portrait of a remarkable year, as the alpha-male paratrooper 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.