Independent Lens

A Reckoning in Boston

Season 23 Episode 6 | 1h 20m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

What happens when you discover that your assumptions are flawed? A white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston. After time, he comes to terms with his own complicity in racism. Alongside students, a unique filmmaking collaboration forms to explore the area's history of racism and gentrification.

Aired: 01/17/22

Expired: 02/23/22

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Two Years Since "Try Harder"

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Two Years Since "Try Harder"

It's been a tumultuous ride for Lowell High School since the PBS documentary Try Harder! stopped filming. Here’s a look back at a few of the key events that played out at Lowell over the taxing last two years.

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