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10 Reasons to Root for Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields

Get in Claressa Shields’ corner with 10 memorable T-Rex: Her Fight For Gold moments. 1. While her friends spent Friday nights partying, she logged long hours alone in the gym.   “On Fridays, nobody would be at the gym. It would just be me and [Coach] Jason. He wouldn’t never cancel practice because it was just me … READ MORE

Team Wyman-Haworth Talk About the Adventure of Making Strong!

We love when a filmmaker and her subject drop in at our offices, especially when they are as funny and charming as these two! Julie Wyman, whose film Strong! premieres on Independent Lens tomorrow, July 26, at 10 PM (check your local listings) and the film’s subject, Olympic weightlifting medalist Cheryl Haworth, visited our San … READ MORE

Julie Wyman Tackles Body Image, Femininity, and Elite Athletics

We caught up with Julie Wyman, director of Strong!, amid her whirlwind tour of appearances across the country, including at SilverDocs in Washington, DC, Frameline in San Francisco, and many of our Community Cinema and Women and Girls Lead events in cities around the United States. We had questions for this Bay Area filmmaker, whose … READ MORE

Big, Beautiful, Graceful, and Strong! The Body Eclectic

Next week’s premiere of Strong! brings you a film about more than an elite athlete at the height of her competitive career. In this online exclusive video, filmmaker Julie Wyman, cinematographer Anne Etheridge, and protagonist Cheryl Haworth take us behind the scenes for a peek at the making of the film, and the motivations behind … READ MORE