Center For Asian American Media Fest

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30pm

Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

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The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. For more than 40 years, CAAM has introduced audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and larger public.

We’re thrilled to present our 39th edition of our festival, which is a hybrid of Drive In experiences, live virtual screenings and events and 80+ films on CAAMFest on-demand.


Directed by Debbie Lum

CAAMFest is elated to kick off our 2021 festival with TRY HARDER!, a skillfully crafted documentary by local filmmaker and CAAMFest alum, Debbie Lum (SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE). There will be three opportunities to see this powerful documentary.

TRY HARDER!, a Sundance 2021 selection spotlights SF’s Lowell High School and a group of seniors during their last year in high school, applying for their choice of colleges. What seems like an exciting stage in their lives at first, quickly reveals itself to be an emotional rollercoaster.

Through some excellent storytelling and the intention to honestly representing the students’ experiences, TRY HARDER! is a dynamic and forceful documentary that is sure to charm audiences.

Run Time: 84 mins

Hours: 6:30pm & 9:15pm

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