Monday, August 31, 2009

Woman as Matador 8/31

Carly Yuenger

On today's show we discuss the new documentary film by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco, Ella Es el Matador (She is the Matador), which premiers on television tomorrow night on PBS as part of the new season of Point of View.

Their film documents the desire and motivation of two women training and working as matadors in the Spanish bullfighting ring. It's not an easy profession to get into, even for men, so these women have to really want it.

The spectacle and tradition of bullfighting might be one of those things that is difficult to appreciate if you haven't grown up with it. Have you been to a bull fight? How did you react? Do you see beauty and art, a thrill, or something darker? Share your thoughts and stories about bullfighting, Ella Es El Matador, and female matadors by adding a comment below.

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