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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Strong! | Clip 3 | PBS

Duration: 01:31
Program: Independent Lens #1327

Premiering July 26, 2012 on Independent Lens: www.pbs.org "Weightlifting is not simply about heaving weight over your head," says champion Cheryl Haworth. In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, Strong!, Haworth and her teammates describe the physics -- and grace -- involved in their sport. This film is an official Women and Girls Lead selection. Learn more about this innovative, public media initiative: womenandgirlslead.org A formidable figure, standing at 5'8" and weighing over 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Strong! chronicles her journey and the challenges this unusual elite athlete faces, exploring popular notions of power, strength, beauty and health. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org

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Post Date: July 26, 2012