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Old 05-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Going to be doing a feature interview about Cheryl Haworth. Working with a representative from Strong!

Strong! premieres on the PBS series Independent Lens on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9 PM (check local listings).

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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.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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And please, watch the video. It is worth it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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I am actually very excited to see this. For once a plus sized athlete will be featured in a positive light.
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I am interview Julie Wyman today, creator of this documentary. If anyone has any specific questions they would like me to ask, let me know.
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She reminds me of a buddies sister. She's 6'1" and built like a brick shit house, and strong!
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Editor's Note: Strong with be featured on Independent Lens (PBS) on July 26, 2012. Please check local listings for more details.

Cheryl Haworth defies categories. A visual artist with a personality that has earned the nickname “Fun,” she is also America’s top Olympic weightlifter, ranked well above all men and women on Team USA. But at a weight of 300 pounds, she doesn’t easily fit into standard chairs, clothing sizes, or preconceptions.

The film explores the contradiction of a body that is at once celebrated within the confines of her sport and shunned by mainstream culture. Through Haworth’s journey, we learn not only about the sport of lifting weight, but also the state of being weighty: the material, psychological, and social consequences and possibilities of a having a body that doesn’t fit.
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