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3 PAGES OF PHOTOS – World Premiere Screening of THE BORINQUENEERS took place at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ on July 13, 2007. Sponsored by Verizon (NJ), PSEG, Prudential, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, Newark Public Library, NJN, AARP, Newark Museum, Rums of Puerto Rico and New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center. There are three pages of photos. The slide show must be started at beginning of each page. Where known, there is name identification. Photos compliments of William Cruz and Jose Acevedo. Photos should not be copied, reproduced or distributed without permission.
Noemi acknowledges Doris Eugenio for her work on the film as an Assistant Director.
AARP was a sponsor of the event and had members throughout.
More acknowledgments: Col. Gilberto Villahermosa also served as Military Advisor.
Thanks to Sam Delgado for his financial support throughout the years.
Film credit acknowledgments of some members, left to right: Jeffrey Rodriguez (Illustrator), Raquel Ortiz (Co-Producer/Director), Col. Gilberto Villahermosa (Military Advisor), Doris Eugenio (Assistant Director).
Introduction of Mrs. Esther Betances, widow of LTC Carlos Betances who appeared in the film.
Introduction of Mrs. Gabriel Soto, widow of SSG Gabriel Soto who appeared in the film.
Noemi gives Raquel Ortiz (Co-Producer/Director) a commemorative plaque.
Noemi gives William Cruz (Associate Producer) a commemorative plaque for his fundraising work on the film.
William introduces special guests from Puerto Rico, benefactors Herb Brown, Esq. and David Roman, Esq.
David Roman, Esq. holds his plaque as he listens to Herb Brown speak.
Herb Brown, Esq. (of Brown & Ubarri) shares inspiring words with the audience.
The last acknowledgment goes to Noemi's husband Ray for his unfailing support during the 9 years it took to complete the film.
After the film screening, there was a question-and-answer session with 65th veterans, Raquel Ortiz and Col. Gilberto Villahermosa.
Left to right: 65th veterans Eugenio Quevedo, Jaime Lopez, Raquel Ortiz and Col. Gilberto Villahermosa.
A comical moment during the panel with Eugenio Quevedo.
65th veterans Abdon Acevedo, Eugenio Quevedo, Jaime Lopez, Raquel Ortiz & Col. Gilberto Villahermosa.
After the panel, guests greet Noemi.
Noemi with long-time supporter Jose Acevedo.
Eugenio Quevedo, Col. Gilberto Villahermosa and Jaime Lopez show off their commemorative plaques.
Posing with AARP members.
Sam Delgado shows off his commemorative plaque at the after-party.
Dancing salsa with William Cruz at the after-party.