Alum Allie Sultan Makes Documentary on Female Weightlifters, 'Lift Like a Girl'

Thursday, September 29, 2016
SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTTE -- A 40-year-old Tennessee mother's personal discovery of fitness and body image will be the subject of Middle Tennessee State’s first fall 2016 Women's and Gender Studies Research Series lecture. "Lift Like a Girl," a short documentary produced and directed by Middle Tennessee State University assistant professor Allie Sultan, will be shown at 3pm Thursday. Sultan, who teaches in the Department of Electronic Media Communication, will use the screening as a catalyst for discussion under the theme of "Women Creating Women: Issues of Representation in the Media." Sultan has more than 15 years of experience as a picture and sound editor for films, documentaries, reality television and visual effects. She earned her bachelor's degree in recording industry from MTSU and her Master's degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University.