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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Strong! | Clip 2 | PBS

Duration: 01:46
Program: Independent Lens #1327
Broadcast Date: Jul. 26, 2012

Premiering July 26, 2012 on Independent Lens: www.pbs.org In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, Strong!, weightlifter Cheryl Haworth goes clothes shopping with a friend, but has trouble finding anything she likes. Striving to be the strongest woman in the world seemingly puts her at odds with conventional standards of beauty. 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