Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lady Bullfighters




Last night I saw a great documentary on PBS P.O.V. about women who pursue a career in bullfighting in Spain. Setting aside individuals' opinions about this controversial sport, it was fascinating to learn about this history and the struggles they faced to enter the profession. I was mesmerized by one historical figure in particular, a woman called Juanita Cruz (see glamorous photos, above) who worked in the 1920s and 1930s, until forced to leave Spain during the Civil War. She never returned.

For more about the film, see:

http://www.pbs.org/pov/matador/

4 comments:

Tina-cious.com said...

Wow, that's pretty awesome! I love trailblazing women!

Petite Maoiste said...

Me too! Thanks for reading!

Maxarathiel Les'Shyerar said...

Fascianting! Thanks Petite for the link and photos!

Anonymous said...

What a courageous and beautiful lady she was. A beautiful lady artistically showing her natural dominance over the masculine and applying the finality of death,is truly poetic! Bravo!