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P.O.V. Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador) | PBS

Duration: 02:14
Program: POV #2209
Broadcast Date: Sep. 1, 2009

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.

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Post Date: August 25, 2009