Rebel by Maria Agui Carter (US, 2013, 75 min.). At the outset of the American Civil War, a teenager paid a tailor to make her a soldier’s uniform. She fought as an officer in the First Battle of Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a secret agent for the Confederacy. Her name was Loreta Janeta Velazquez, and she was no Southern Belle. A literate, educated Latina, born in Cuba and raised in New Orleans, she chafed against the gender and race restrictions of her time.
Discussion with director follows screening.