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Egypt’s Mayye Zayed on ‘Lift Like a Girl’ About an Ambitious Teenage Female Weightlifter Trained on the Street

Egyptian director Mayye Zayed, who studied film and documaking at Wellesley and MIT, spent four years following the main character of her female empowerment doc, “Lift Like a Girl,” Zebiba (which means “raisin” in Arabic), who at age nine entered former Olympic athlete Captain Ramadan’s weightlifting training camp on a vacant Alexandria lot. After world-premiering […]

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