Viridiana Lieberman  

Viridiana Lieberman is a filmmaker and writer who has also been known to podcast, obsessively watch sports, frequently ride a bike and enjoy a nice whiskey. She received her BFA in Film from the Miami International University of Art and Design and her M.A. in Women's Studies from Florida Atlantic University. She worked as an Associate Producer on Back on Board: Greg Louganis (HBO) in 2013 and as an Assistant Editor on Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper (HBO) and A Dangerous Son (HBO) in 2016. In 2017, two films she edited premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, I Am Evidence, an HBO feature documentary investigating the national rape kit backlog that went on to win Best Documentary at the 2019 News & Doc Emmy's and Love the Sinner, a short documentary exploring the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. She edited Special Olympics: 50 Years of Changing the Game which aired in 2018 on ABC and ESPN and The Sentence (HBO), winner of the US Documentary Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the 2019 Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. In 2019, she edited Stonewall: The Making of a Monument for New York Times Op-Docs. Viridiana is also the author of Sports Heroines on Film: A Critical Study of Cinematic Women Athletes, Coaches and Owners, published by McFarland. (11/19)

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A film by Viridiana Lieberman, 2019, 88 min, Color

FATTITUDE is an eye-opening look at how popular media perpetuates fat hatred that results in a cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people living in fat bodies. Fat people are paid $1.25 less an hour than their thin counterparts and can still legally lose jobs just because they’re fat. Additionally, 1 in 3…

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