National PBS Premiere Tuesday, September 1st at 10 p.m. -check your local listings (http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule.php)
Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador)
by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco
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 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. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).
Download: the free facilitators guide and lesson plan at the web site.
K-12 educators have the right to videotape and playback the program, for educational purposes only, for up to one year from the date of broadcast.
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