Latino Celebration 2017 – Film Screening: The Borinqueneers
 

Latino Celebration 2017 – Film Screening: The Borinqueneers


Date(s): October 28, 2017 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Newark Public Library

Cost: Free


The award-winning documentary The Borinqueneers chronicles the untold story of the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all Hispanic-unit in U.S. Army history. Rare archival materials and compelling interviews with veterans, commanding officers, and historians bring to life stories of courage, struggle, and triumph. Narrated by Hector Elizondo, The Boriqueneers reveals how soldiers of the 65th Infantry Regiment served with merit in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Screening introduced by Noemí Figueroa Soulet, producer, director, and writer. Following the screening there will be remarks by local 65th Infantry Regiment veterans, and a Q and A session. Organizer Contact Information La Sala Hispanoamericana, 973-733-7772; ibetancourt@npl.org

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