We are pleased to invite you to a special online screening of REBEL presented by Latino Public Broadcasting and Women and Girls Lead through OVEE – a new social screening platform for watching your favorite PBS and local public television programs together, from anywhere, on demand.
Watch the film with producer/director/writer María Agui Carter and ask her questions, share your comments and engage with other viewers.
The screening will take place Thursday, June 20th at 4pmPST/7pmEST. Join the REBEL screening event on Facebook here for reminders, updates and to invite your friends! To join the screening visit https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/bs9cp this Thursday.
Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez, confederate Soldier turned Union Spy, is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. 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 150 years ago – one of an estimated 1000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the American Civil War. Who was she? Why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous she has been virtually erased from history? Directed by María Agui Carter, REBEL is the story of a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.
REBEL is part of the Women and Girls Lead, an innovative public media campaign designed to celebrate, educate, and activate women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century.
REBEL is a co-production of IGUANA FILMS, L.L.C. 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).