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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Strong! | Video Extra | PBS

Duration: 05:31
Program: Independent Lens #1327
Broadcast Date: Jul. 27, 2012

Premiering July, 26 2012 at 9pm (check local listings): www.pbs.org Forget everything you think you know about strong women! In this companion video to the Independent Lens documentary Strong!, filmmaker Julie Wyman talks about what inspired her to profile former Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth, who gives "girl time" new meaning as she demonstrates how to raise the bar ... the competitive weightlifting way. About the Film 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 :

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Post Date: July 26, 2012