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Try Harder

  • Genre: Documentary

  • Director: Debbie Lum
  • Length: 1h 25m

Synopsis

At Lowell High School, the top public high school in San Francisco, the seniors are stressed out. As they prepare for the emotionally draining college application process, students are keenly aware of the intense competition for the few open spots in their dream colleges.

They scrutinize how every element of their application, from their classes to their extracurricular activities to their racial identities, might be read by admission officers.

With humor and heart, director Debbie Lum takes us to the reality of the American college application process and the intersection of class, race, and educational opportunity as experienced by high school seniors living through it.

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