“Maria Agui Carter’s feature documentary, “Rebel” explores… how history censors and denies inconvenient truths.”
Boston Globe, July 20, 2013
By Loren King
What’s on tap at this year’s Woods
Hole Film Festival
By Loren King | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT
JULY 20, 2013
New England is well represented, on the screen and behind the camera, in the 22d annual Woods Hole Film Festival. Running this Saturday through Aug. 3, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod, which has long championed regional works, again offers an impressive slate of narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from both established and emerging filmmakers.
A former staff producer for WGBH, María Agui Carter made documentaries for “La Plaza.” Her feature documentary, “Rebel” (July 28, 7 p.m.), chronicles Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban woman who disguised herself as a man to serve as a soldier and spy during the Civil War. Critics dismissed her 1876 memoir as a hoax. “Rebel” explores the other secret women soldiers in the Civil War, as well as how history censors and denies inconvenient truths.
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