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TRY HARDER! An Interview with Director Debbie Lum

A teenage student sits next to a whiteboard with math equations on it.

“Today’s wave of anti-Asian violence is a stark reminder of a history of anti-Asian sentiment in America and how Asian American Pacific Islanders have been rendered less than human through our invisibility. Without films and stories that capture our humanity, our community cannot survive.” – Debbie Lum, Try Harder! Director/Producer …

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LOS ANGELES—Screening of TRY HARDER!

A teenage student sits next to a whiteboard with math equations on it.

  LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL―Relive your senior year anxieties through the journeys of five gifted and charismatic students from San Francisco’s prestigious Lowell High School, as they enter the gauntlet known as college admissions to try and get into the elite universities of their (or their parents’) dreams. …

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ONLINE SCREENING: Talk Story II: Dollar a Day, Ten Cents a Dance

Four farmworkers sit and stand close to each other and there is a title of the event.

ONLINE SCREENING: Talk Story II: Dollar a Day, Ten Cents a Dance screening, and community discussion. On Saturday, January 29, the Watsonville is in the Heart (WIITH) project team rings in 2022 with a screening of Geoffrey Dunn and Mark Schwartz’s Dollar a Day, Ten Cents a Dance (1984). The …

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