“I was, despite my Spanish ancestry, an American, heart and soul.”
“A woman labors to fight her own way in the world, and yet, she can often do things that a man cannot.”
“War fare inevitably breeds corruption”
“My career has differed from that of most women. Some things I have done have shocked persons for whom I have every respect.”
“The way to keep a secret, is not to tell it to anybody.”
“What a fearful thing this human slaughtering was.”
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.
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.
The K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center at Utica College will host its annual “In Celebration of Women” luncheon to commemorate National Women’s History Month. The luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1... Read More
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 – 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
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
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