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New Documentary 'Try Harder!' Shows Pressures On High-Achieving High Schoolers

“Try Harder!” follows seniors at San Francisco’s Lowell High School as they strive to get accepted at top universities.

The world premiere of the movie at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday comes as the nationally-ranked public high school is reeling from the latest in a string of racist incidents on campus.

KQED’s Chloe Veltman reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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