Hard Problems

Hard Problems is a documentary about the members of America’s International Math Olympiad (IMO) team. The IMO is an annual competition that pits the top high school math students from various countries against each other, nominally—but in actuality each of them is pitted against an exceptionally challenging mathematics test. (In its 50 years of existence, only once has a team aced the test: the American team of 1994.) The documentary is a great behind-the-scenes peek at the competition, the members, and their experiences.

The documentary will be running on various American Public Television stations across the nation, and a schedule is here. The trailer for the film is here. More information about the DVD and purchasing options can be found here.

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