Screening of Documentary ‘Tested’ to be Followed by Q&A with Director on October 1

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Hartford, Connecticut, September 29, 2015 —

What: A screening of the documentary, “Tested,” followed by a Q&A with director Curtis Chin. The film, which follows a diverse group of students hoping to ace a single admissions test, explores such important issues as equal access, stereotypes, affirmative action, and the “model minority” myth.

When: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Washington Room, 2nd floor, Mather Hall, on the Trinity College campus – 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT

Background: A graduate of the University of Michigan, “Tested” director Curtis Chin has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the San Diego Asian American Film Foundation. He has personally spoken at over 400 universities and non-profits in the U.S. and abroad, and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and NPR, and in Newsweek and other media outlets. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at NYU. For more information on the film, go to www.testedfilm.com.

The event is sponsored by the Trinity College Office of Multicultural Affairs, and co-sponsored by American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and the Urban Studies Initiative.