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Film Screening: Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador)

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“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.”  Written and directed by Celeste Carrasco and Gemma Cubero del Barrio.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV. Spanish with English subtitles.


March 2
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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