PBS, as a special part of Latino Public Broadcasting’s (LPB) award-winning series Voces will premiere the documentary Rebel, a 60-minute film by Maria Agui Carter (Director/Producer/Writer).
Rebel, a feature documentary about Loreta Velazquez, secret soldier of the American Civil War who fought for the Confederacy and then spied for the Union, is a lush dramatic period piece set in the 19th Century. Loreta, a Cuban immigrant who thrived in the bustling Latino community of 19th Century New Orleans, left a memoir about her experiences so ahead of her time that many have considered it a hoax. But in the past decade, historians have discovered documents in the National Archives, newspaper articles, and letters showing that Loreta Velazquez did indeed exist, and was one of over a thousand women soldiers who fought for the North and the South.
Rebel, is a co-production of Iguana Films, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with WPBT/Miami and Latino Public Broadcasting with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).