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

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “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
  • “War fare inevitably breeds corruption”

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

    Loreta Velazquez

REBEL Women’s History Month tour!

REBEL has been chosen for a six city tour by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, bringing new, American, independent films and their creators to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.  A public screening, and a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker will kick off at Carnegie Hall in W VA and continue through MD, NJ, PA, DE and NY.22F_ring_around_rosie

REBEL, is the true story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union Spy.  Written and directed by María Agui Carter, REBEL brings to life the untold story of Loreta Velazquez, who fought in the Civil War disguised as a Confederate soldier and then spied for the Union.

Thurs. March 3 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV

6:30p reception, 7p screening followed by Q&A.



Sunday March 6 @4pm Black Rock Center, Germantown, MD

BlackRock Center for the Arts is at 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD, 20874



Monday, March 7 @7p  Monmouth University, Long Branch, NJ

Pollak Theater, Monmouth University



Tuesday, March 8 @ 7pm: Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center (Bethlehem, PA) in Baker Hall at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA  18015



Thurs, March 10 @ 7pm: Christopher Newport University, Ferguson Center for the Arts (Newport News, VA)



Sun, March 13, @2p: Light Up the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE



Tuesday, March 15,  7pm Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Long Island University, NY.



REBEL Premieres in New Mexico

          The University of New Mexico will screen REBEL in its New Mexico premiere followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Maria Agui Carter and Dr. Jesse Aleman, Professor of English at UNM and 19th Century and US/Latino Literary History scholar.... Read More

Master Class and REBEL Screening in Philadelphia

Master Class – María Agui Carter: Moving Our Stories from the Margins to the Center Tuesday, January 27th, 4-6PM Workshop Location: Scribe Video Center 4212 Chestnut Street, 3 FL. Philadelphia, PA 19104 Filmmaker, Scholar and media activist María Agui Carter’s films navigate the tension between national... Read More

University of Virginia Screens REBEL

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... Read More

National Archives Screens REBEL

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,... Read More
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One hour version of REBEL as broadcast on National PBS for personal use.


One hour teacher’s version of REBEL with audio/visual screening license.


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