Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools

Try Harder! Q&A with Debbie Lum, director and Un Kyong, producer


Wednesday, March 16, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Zoom, Virtual Program

Try Harder! (2021)
Directed by Debbie Lum
Film Run Time: 85 minutes

Middle and high school students are invited to view award-winning documentaries that examine current social issues such as representation and identity, immigration, and civil rights followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

Advance viewing is recommended; film will not be shown during Q&A

Try Harder! examines the intersection of class, race, and educational opportunity as reflected in the experiences of a diverse group of high school seniors who navigate the American college application process and make that rite of passage their own.

Live virtual Q&A on March 16 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT with Debbie Lum, director and Un Kyong, producer

Film available upon registration.

To register, complete the registration form or email

Film still: Try Harder!