• “My career has differed from that of most women.  Some things I have done have shocked persons for whom I have every respect.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “The way to keep a secret, is not to tell it to anybody.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “A woman labors to fight her own way in the world, and yet, she can often do things that a man cannot.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “What a fearful thing this human slaughtering was.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “I was, despite my Spanish ancestry, an American, heart and soul.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “War fare inevitably breeds corruption”

    Loreta Velazquez

University of Virginia Screens REBEL

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María Agui Carter will screen her film, REBEL:  Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War.

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 1,000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the American Civil War.  Who was she?  Why did she fight?  And what made her so dangerous that she has been virtually erased from history?
WGS is cosponsor with Corcoran Dept of History, UVA Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Southern Seminar.

Date:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time:
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Content Type:
Event
Location:
Minor Hall 125
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One hour version of REBEL as broadcast on National PBS for personal use.
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One hour teacher’s version of REBEL with audio/visual screening license.
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Theatrical

75 min. feature Director’s Cut is available for theatrical and community screenings. Contact info@iguanafilms.com.