Thursday, March 26, 2015

Free Screening of Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, American Civil War soldier and spy at UCLA on April 2, 2015

Screening: REBEL
Thursday, April 2 at 5:00pm
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center in Los Angeles, California

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. A Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, Velazquez was one of the 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 that she has been virtually erased from history? Please join us at the CSRC for the UCLA premiere screening of this award-winning documentary about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.

Followed by Q&A with writer-director-producer María Agui Carter and Maylei Blackwell, associate professor of Chicana/o Studies and Gender Studies at UCLA.

This event starts at 5 p.m. A reception will follow the screening and Q&A.

“REBEL explores... how history censors and denies inconvenient truths."
- Loren King, Boston Globe

“The film is a beauty.” - Linda Wheeler, Washington Post

Organized by the CSRC and cosponsored by the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, the UCLA Division of Humanities, the UCLA Latin American Institute, the UCLA Department of Gender Studies, and Melnitz Movies.

This event is FREE. No RSVP required. However, seating is limited.

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