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Stressed? TIFF presents TRY HARDER Wednesday, April 13 @ 7:30pm
This Wednesday, April 13th, at 7:30pm
For everyone who cares about education, for everyone in the college prep pressure cooker, for everyone who's been there: one school's universal story. The students at San Francisco’s Lowell High School are stressed out. In this special TIFF/Puffin Foundation/PBS-Indie Lens 60-minute documentary, high-achieving seniors share their dreams and anxieties about getting into a top university. But is college worth the grind?
From Producer/Director Debbie Lum:
What does it mean for Asian American students to be pressured by high-priced college counselors to “appear less Asian” in order to improve their chances of being accepted into any elite college? What does it mean for Black students who encounter stereotypes that imply that they don’t measure up academically? What does it mean for teens as they enter young adulthood to see the college journey as one that will most likely lead to failure?