Try Harder! (2021)

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Try Harder! (2021). Try Harder!: Directed by Debbie Lum. With Alvan Cai, Shealand Fairchild, Rachael Schmidt, Richard Shapiro. Seniors at one the best public high schools in the country face the pressure of applying to elite colleges.

“Spend 90 minutes with a high school class at Lowell in San Francisco and see the pressure these kids, and sometimes their parents, place on themselves to succeed and get into the best colleges.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is a terrific documentary. Totally engaging, funny and the empathy you feel inside yourself for these kids, while watching it, is palpable and I found myself getting quite emotional on a couple of occasions. I really enjoyed the AP physics teacher and wish I had had him as a high school teacher. I feel I know so much about these kids with the short time Iu0026#39;ve spent with them and would love to follow them through their higher education.”

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