On Tuesday, November 4, at noon, The National Archives, presents a screening of the documentary Rebel (2013; 75 minutes), winner of the 2014 Erik Barnouw Honorable Mention Award as best historical film in America. This documentary tells the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union Spy–one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. Following the screening, National Archives senior military archivist DeAnne Blanton will discuss the film with writer-director Maria Agui Carter.
The free screening will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Use the Special Events Entrance, located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.