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PBS ‘Independent Lens’ Documentary | “Try Harder!”

May 2 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Independent Lens 'Try Harder!'

At Lowell High School, San Francisco’s academic pressure cooker, the kids are stressed out. With a majority Asian American student body, high-achieving seniors share their dreams and anxieties about getting into a top university. But is college worth the grind?

About the Filmmaker:

Debbie Lum Headshot

Debbie Lum (producer/director) explored cultural stereotypes in My Tiger Mom and Seeking Asian Female. She made two short docs for Wayne Wang about his films Chan Is Missing and Dim Sum, co-produced and edited Kelly Loves Tony (PBS’s POV), and edited To You Sweetheart, Aloha and the Emmy-winning a.k.a. Don Bonus (POV). Lum wrote and directed fictional films Chinese Beauty, A Great Deal! and One April Morning.


May 2
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Category:


TV Broadcast / Documentary


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