Ella es el Matador (She Is the Matador)

Recent Episodes

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

POV

During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background.

Getting Back to Abnormal

Getting Back to Abnormal

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A provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head.

Homegoings

Homegoings

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Take an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

POV

See Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds — as themselves and their victims.

120 min.

Koch

Koch

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View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor, Ed Koch.

90 min.

The Genius of Marian

The Genius of Marian

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Follow an emotionally complex story of one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s.

90 min.

Schedule

Saturday
2/28/15 11:03 PM
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Sunday
3/1/15 3:03 AM
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Sunday
3/1/15 10:03 AM
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Tuesday
3/3/15 6:30 PM
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mari paz vegaFor Spaniards, 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.

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