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Running Time: 78 mins.
Genre: Biopic, Documentary, Historical

María Agui Carter
María Agui Carter

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Havana-born and New Orleans-raised, Loreta Janeta Velazquez was a 19th century woman of many disguises. She was a rebel from the start, a precocious Cuban tomboy who idolized Joan of Arc, and one of the 400 women said to have fought in the Civil War. She altered her sex, her ethnicity, and her very identity in order to become a Confederate soldier and spy, and then exposed her secret in a memoir, "The Woman in Battle". Yet for the last 150 years, her story has been dismissed as a hoax.