P.O.V. Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador) | PBS
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2009/matador For Spaniards — and for the world — nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter's masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. "Ella Es el Matador," by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco, airs on PBS Tuesday, September 1, 2009 (check local listings), reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena: the acclaimed Mari Paz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity. But what emerges as their truest motivation is their sheer passion — for bullfighting and the pursuit of a dream. PBS airdate: September 1, 2009. Check local listings and more http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2009/matador
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