• “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
  • “War fare inevitably breeds corruption”

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

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

    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.



Harvard University Screens Rebel

HARVARD SCREENING OF REBEL The Harvard screening of REBEL will be March 5 at 5:30pm followed by Q& A with Boston-area filmmakers María Agui Carter, Writer/Director/Producer and Calvin Lindsay, Producer.  Events will all take place at Wasserstein Hall, Room 2019, Milstein West B,... Read More

Texas Premiere at Cinefestival

REBEL TX PREMIERE AT CINEFESTIVAL “What a woman may do, if only she dares, and dares to do, greatly.” Loreta Janeta Velazquez, The Woman In Battle, 1876 memoir in REBEL premiering in Texas. REBEL is currently touring the US to sold out audiences and... Read More

Athena Film Festival

REBEL SCREENS AT ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL REBEL is currently touring the US and will screen at the Athena Film festival on Saturday February 8, 2014 at the HELD Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall, Barnard College (117th st. & Broadway, NYC), followed by Q& A... Read More

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Rebel Premiere

BOSTON THEATRICAL PREMIERE OF REBEL New Acclaimed Documentary Film by Massachusetts-based filmmakers explores the Secret Life of Loreta Velazquez, Cuban immigrant, Confederate Soldier turned Union Spy The Boston Theatrical Premiere of REBEL will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Museum... Read More

New Orleans Premiere at Ogden Museum

New Documentary Explores the Secret Life of Loreta Velazquez, New Orleans Cuban immigrant, Confederate Soldier turned Union Spy REBEL NEW ORLEANS THEATRICAL PREMIERE 7pm Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 Ogden Museum of Southern Art Screening starts at 7pm at OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART,... 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.