March 24, 2015 STAFF/STU

PBS POV Screening: She is the Matador

Ella Es el Matador (She is the 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 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. (60 minutes)

Wednesday, March 25
Two screenings: Noon and 5 p.m.

Location: CSDI Lounge Room 48, Lombardo Student Center
(next to the Jardine Room)


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