GEMMA CUBERO, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WRITER, is a Spanish filmmaker with a journalism background. She worked as associate producer and investigator on the award-winning documentary Señorita Extraviada, Lourdes Portillo’s film about the killing of women in Juárez. She also produced with Julio Medem the features length documentaries What’s Under Your Hat? and One Percent: Schizophrenia, both with theatrical and DVD release in Spain. In 2006 Cubero founded Talcual Films, an independent production company based in the United States and also operating in Spain. (06/09)
Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador)
A film by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco, 2009, 62 min., Color
For Spaniards—and for the world—nothing has expressed their country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male mata...