The Bullfight, A Ritual of Life and Death, Tijuana Mexico 2000

Bullfighting is a ritual. It is a ceremony that is carried out in carefully prearranged steps, as called for by the tradition of the corrida, each stage with its own name, and which the aficionados in the crowd will know by heart. The lead roles are played by the bull and the matador in the arena. It is a ritual that requires a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the death.