Published on 2nd April 2012 by

Women who take life by the horns!

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Bullfighting has long been a male-dominated sport, but a group of women in Portugal are fighting against the tradition. But what’s driving this controversial new interest in female bullfighting?

Meet the country’s first female ‘forcados’ group, doing battle not only with the animals, but with male prejudice, too. “Girls are not for this!” There is little support for them from men in the bullfighting world, and condemnation from animal rights groups protesting outside Lisbon’s main bullring. But the women persevere, because they are determined to overcome the prejudice that tries to keep them out of the sport.

A Film By SBS
Distributed By Journeyman Pictures
April 2012


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