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REBEL

So dangerous she was erased from history.

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REBEL documentary by Maria Agui Carter

Overview

Genre
Cultural History, Minorities, Biography, and Docu-Fiction
Synopsis

Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union Spy,  is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. While the U.S. military may have recently lifted the ban on women in combat, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, was fighting in battle 150 years ago – one of an estimated 1000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the American Civil War.  Who was she?  Why did she fight?  And what made her so dangerous she has been virtually erased from history?  Directed by María Agui Carter, REBEL is the story of a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.

Stage
finished
Running time
56 and 76 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Iguana Films, LLC
Locations
Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, Boston
Prod. Partners
ITVS, Latino Public Broadcasting

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Frameline, LALIFF, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Woods Hole
Awards
Erik Barnouw, 2014
Distribution
PBS Video
Broadcast (Prod.)
WPBT
Language
English
Subtitles
Spanish

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