Past Events

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  • Oct. 12, 2013 - Georgia Latino Film Festival (Atlanta, GA)

    THE BORINQUENEERS has been selected to participate in the Georgia Latino Film Festival taking place from October 11-13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The film will part of an educational forum on Friday, October 11th at Clark University, 223 James P. Brawley Dr. SW  Atlanta, GA 30314.  The general public can attend the screening of THE BORINQUENEERS on Saturday, October 12th at 1:00pm the Georgia-Pacific Auditorium, 133 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA.  There will be a Q&A session after the screening with filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and military advisor/researcher LTC Bart Soto (USA, Ret.).  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (800) 775-0889 or email

    The Georgia Latino Film Festival (GALFF) mission is to educate, develop and exhibit the richness of Latino filmmakers and to promote and create awareness of the Latin cultures, artistry and countries through film. GALFF also offers industry workshops, panels, networking receptions and educational programs.  The non-competitive festival awards Best Movie Long/Short and Best Documentary Long/Short, chosen by the audience. GALFF serves as a place where Latino filmmakers can come together and build their network with industry buyers and distributors. 

  • OCT. 1, 2013 – Korean War Veterans Assoc (New Rochelle, NY)

    Producer Noemi Figueroa Soulet is the special invited guest at the Korean War Veterans Association – Chapter 91’s meeting which will take place on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00pm at the American Legion Post 8, 112 North Ave New Rochelle, NY 10801 (between Main Street & Shore Road). This event is private and by invitation only.

  • Sept. 25, 2013 – NY State Comptroller’s Office (Albany, NY)

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet will be the guest speaker at the New York State Comptroller’s Office, 110 State Street, Albany, NY sponsored by the Division of Diversity Programs. The private event starts at noon and is closed to the public.

  • May 15, 2013 – Bronx Tourism Council Screening (Bronx, NY)

    The Bronx Tourism Council, in conjunction with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and the Bronx Borough President’s office, is producing Bronx Week, an eleven day series of events that celebrate the Bronx for visitors and residents alike.  On Wednesday, May 15th at 2:30pm there will be a special screening of “The Borinqueneers” at the Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas (214 East 161st Street, Lower Level, Bronx, NY 10541).  The private screening will be attended by high school students, seniors and veterans by invitation only.  Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet will attend along with 65th veterans Alberto Laureano and Israel Montalvo.

  • DEC. 9, 2012 – Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba

    In early December, THE BORINQUENEERS will be presented at the world-renowned 34th Annual Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba as part of a special program of “100 Years of Puerto Rican Cinema”.  Millions of film buffs throughout Cuba support the Festival, which has served as a launch pad for Latin American cinematography and become one of the leading festivals of the region.  THE BORINQUENEERS will be screened on December 9th at 12:30pm at Cine Infanta, Room 4.

    For more information, visit:

  • NOV. 17, 2012 – International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival in New York

    Our film is also an Official Selection at the 2nd Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival taking place in East Harlem, NY. The film will be presented on November 17th at 6:00pm at The Hatch Theater in the Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1190 Fifth Ave., New York, NY.  I will be attending, along with 65th veterans, and hope to see you there!  The festival will feature films about Puerto Rico, its people, including those in the Diaspora, or that have a Puerto Rican in a key production role. It will also feature panels to discuss various topics.  For more info call (917) 541-9068 or visit


    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, THE BORINQUENEERS will be presented at the 6th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival.  The activity is sponsored by the Western New York Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Committee in cooperation with the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York and the Buffalo International Film Festival.  The screening will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 5PM to 8PM at the

    Market Arcade Film and Arts Center
    639 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

    There will be a pre-and post-event celebration with live music as well as an archival photo exhibit and a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and any 65th Infantry Regiment veterans in attendance. Tickets are available at the Market Arcade box office or click here to purchase tickets

    We are looking for 65th Infantry veterans to participate in this event. Please call Rolando Gomez at (716) 818-2284 or email at

    The presenting sponsor is the Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Monument Committee.  Proceeds from the activity will go towards the construction of the WNY Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Monument – a memorial that will honor the service of WNY Hispanic men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces – which is expected to be completed by Memorial Day 2013. The monument will have a specific inscription to memorialize the service of the soldiers of the 65th Infantry Regiment.  The monument will be located at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park between the Korean and Rust Bucket Monuments.  Donations can be made to Hispanic American Veterans Memorial of WNY c/o Hispanics United of Buffalo P.O. Box 532 Buffalo, New York 14201.   For more information, visit their Facebook page.


    THE BORINQUENEERS has been selected to participate at the Puerto Rican Festival of Rochester’s Latino Film Festival.  The film festival which will spotlight four powerful and inspiring Latino films will take place on September 15, 2012 at St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Avenue Rochester, NY from 1pm – 11pm.  For more information contact 585-234-7660.  Please note seating is limited and based on a first come, first served basis.  Prices: Entire Film Festival is FREE admission!

    The films are as follows:

    Viva Cuba – 1:00pm
    The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences.  

    Santo Domingo Blues – 3:00pm
    A feature-length documentary that tells the story of the guitar-playing, singer-songwriter Luis Vargas and Bachata, the guitar blues of Santo Domingo.

    The Borinqueneers – 5:00pm

    Special presentation by Producer/Director Noemi Figueroa

    Un Cuento Chino – 7:30pm
    In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store.

    Social – 9:00pm
    Join us after the feature presentation for an evening of music provided by DJ Tone Capone and free food provided by D’Mangu Restaurant.

    Sponsors: St. John Fisher College (Official Sponsor), D’Mangu Restaurant, Flat Iron Café, La Voz, RG&E, Sean Charles, and Wegmans.

  • Sept. 7 & 9, 2012 – 65TH INFANTRY TRIBUTES IN SAN JUAN

    Colonel David J. Clark
    Director of the Department of Defense
    60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee

    Requests the honor of your presence in
    Remembering the Korean War

    Friday, September 7, 2012       11:00am

    Salute to Veterans of all services
    Special Tribute to The Borinqueneers
    65th Infantry Monument
    65th Infantry Avenue and Barbosa Street
    Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

    THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.   Parking is complimentary.  Attendees may park at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium Parking, Hato Rey.   A shuttle will be provided beginning at 9:00am from the Stadium to the 65th Infantry Monument and will continue until the start of the event.

    Sunday, September 9, 2012      5:00pm

    Screening of THE BORINQUENEERS
    An award-winning documentary about the all-Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment
    Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet will be attending!
    Caribe Hilton, Conference Room #3
    1 San Geronimo Street
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Sunday is only open to the 65th Infantry Regiment veterans and one guest. Space is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. RSVP is required. To RSVP, call (787) 480-3691 or (787) 480-3692 or email to by September 4, 2012.   Parking is not complimentary.  Special parking rates will be available at the Hilton.  Please see the onsite event staff for details.

    Attire: Business Casual


    On June 9, 2012MULTICULTURAL MUSIC GROUP (MMG) will have an encore presentation of their successful musical program which took place at Pregones Theater in the Bronx, New York in 2009. MMG promotes social justice projects through music commissions created to depict, to resemble or to illustrate a historical event in a particular culture. Ray Santos, five-time Grammy Award winner and Academy Award Nominee for Best Song in a Motion Picture, will be presenting an original musical composition inspired by the Puerto Rican participation in the Korean Conflict. Don’t miss this performance if you love the big band sound! The activity includes the concert presentation of the commissioned work followed by a panel discussion. The film will not be presented, but filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and 65th veteran Eugenio Quevedo will be participating in the panel discussion. The event will begin at 8:00 pm at Pregones Theater, 571 Walton Avenue, Bronx, New York. For more information, visit or call (718) 884-5495. Click here to view the flyer.


    THE BORINQUENEERS won THE MILITARY CHANNEL AWARD at the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC in their Best of Film Awards which were awarded to 9 out of the 42 films screened.  The GI FILM FESTIVAL is the first film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film. This year’s event was held from May 14-20, 2012 in Washington, DC and included 42 film premieres, red carpet events, parties, musical performances and celebrity appearances.

    The Borinqueneers was screened on May 17th at 12:00 pm at the Naval Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.  Three 65th Infantry veterans attended:  Dr. Alberto GarciaSFC Carlos Ruiz (Ret.)  and Manuel Diaz Rivas and participated in a short question-and-answer session after the screening.  For more information, visit Active duty or retired with a valid military ID receive a 20% discount.

  • MAY 14, 2012 – CASA DE AMERICA (Madrid, Spain)

    On May 14, 2012 at 7:30pm, THE BORINQUENEERS will have its international premiere at CASA DE AMERICA. Set in the beautiful Palacio de Linares in the heart of Madrid, the museum is a cultural center dedicated to promoting Latin American art and history. The center has book presentations, art exhibitions, organizes concerts and screens Latin American films. Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet will participate in a question-and-answer session after the screening.  Casa de America is located at Plaza de la Cibeles, 2, Madrid, Spain. To purchase your ticket (3 Euros) or for more information, visit or call +34 91 595 48 00.

    To view the Q&A session (in Spanish), click here:  Casa de America Q&A


    The first annual Lancaster Latino Film Festival will take place from Friday, March 9 to Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 sponsored by Millersville University.  The film festival will begin with a special presentation of THE BORINQUENEERS on Friday night with the attendance of filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and 65th veteran, Eugenio Quevedo, along with a 65th photo exhibit.  At 6:30pm, there will be a wine and cheese reception, followed by the presentation at 7:00pm.  The movie and the Q&A are presented FREE OF CHARGE, courtesy of a grant from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.  The film will be followed by an Opening Night Reception. 

    Other films being presented are:  Saturday, March 10:  NORA’S WILL; SEEDS  Sunday, March 11:  THE MAID; THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES  Monday, March 12:  ALMOST A WOMAN (with the attendance of writer Esmeralda Santiago).


    The Borinqueneers will be shown for the first time on the Virgin Islands PBS station WTJX (Channel 12).

    The Virgin Islands Public Television System on:

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Georgia Piedmont Technical College Presentation – October 6th at 11am

    Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration will take place on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Conference Center in Clarkston, Georgia. The award-winning documentary “The Borinqueneers” will also be presented.

    LTC (Retired) Bart Soto, who served as a researcher on the documentary film, will be the keynote speaker discussing the contributions of Puerto Rican soldiers.This event is free and open to the public.

    The Borinqueneers is scheduled to run on The Armed Forces Network (AFN) for our troops overseas as follows:

    AFNPrime Pacific           Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    AFNPrime Freedom       Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 4:30 am
    AFNPrime Atlantic         Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 5:30 am

  • March 30, 2011 – University of Wisconsin Presentation of THE BORINQUENEERS

    Sponsored by the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

    University of Wisconsin
    Grainger Hall
    975 University Ave., Room 3190
    Madison, WI, 53706
    Contact Phone: 818-437-7688

    Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Time: 7pm to 9pm

    This event is free and open to the public.  Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet will be in attendance, along with 65th veterans Eugenio Quevedo and Col. John Palese (Ret.).  An archival photo exhibit and a screening of THE BORINQUENEERS documentary film will be presented, followed by a question-and-answer session.  We hope you can join us!

  • May 8, 2010 – Borinqueneers 65th MC PA Chapter 2nd Annual Puerto Rico Medal of Honor Memorial Monument Fundraiser Dinner

    The Borinqueneers 65th Motorcycle Club PA Chapter 2nd Annual Puerto Rico Medal of Honor Memorial Monument Fundraiser Dinner on May 8, 2010 will benefit the rebuilding of the now decaying Puerto Rico Memorial Monument located at the Freedom Foundation Medal of Honor Grove in Valley Forge, PA.  It was built in honor of Puerto Rico’s five Medal of honor recipients.

    The Gala Event will also host the Pennsylvania local premiere of the documentary film “THE BORINQUENEERS”, with special invited guest Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet, as well as 65th Infantry veterans Raul Reyes Castañeira (who appears in the film) and local 65th vet, Luis Delgado. Another Co-Speaker is USAF Major Nathan Kline of the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and Military Liason to the City of Allentown.  The program will open with the USAF ROTC Color Guard.   The Puerto Rico Memorial Monument was erected in August of 1977 by Colonel Lavon P. Linn but throughout the years has severely decayed.  Only built from fiberglass and wood materials, it has cracked and rotted away including the plastic nameplates and the seal of Puerto Rico which was made of a plastic composite as well.  While other monuments were built or have been rebuilt of marble, stone or granite with seal and name dedication bronze plates, Puerto Rico’s Memorial Monument has been forgotten!

    The PA Borinqueneers 65th Motorcycle Club will never forget the sacrifice and heroism of our Puerto Rican Medal of Honor recipients and is committed to raising the funds needed to have this monument rebuilt no matter how long it takes.  “It is our duty as veterans and Americans not to forget what these soldiers have endured through their flawless devotion and dedication to the country!  We will never falter.”

    Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010
    Time: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
    Location:    Comfort Suite Hotel, 120 W. 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

    Tickets in advance are $25 (or $30 at the door) and includes dinner, beer, DJ and entertainment.  Dinner will be served at 6pm.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Memorial Monument Restoration They need to raise $60,000 for the restoration.

    For more information about the campaign to renovate the PR Medal of Honor Monument or if you can’t attend and want to make a tax-deductible contribution, visit their website at  At their website Donation Store, just select the Donation or Ticket Purchase option and pay on a secure website using PayPal.   For more information or to make reservations, call Efrain Santiago at 917) 208-4620.  Email:


    Noemí Figueroa Soulet, producer of “The Borinqueneers”—a documentary about the legendary 65th Infantry Regiment of Puerto Rico—will be the prime guest on the next Puerto Rican Panorama.  Besides discussing the film, she will share information about an upcoming initiative intended to honor the historic military unit. Also appearing on the panel with Mrs. Figueroa will be Héctor Díaz of the PA Chapter of the Borinqueneers Motorcycle Club and Efraín Rivera of the American Legion Post 840—based in Philadelphia. This program will air (with closed-captions) on 6abc-TV of Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, January 16, at 1:30 p.m.  It will be re-broadcast early Sunday morning at 5 and overnight between Sunday & Monday at 3:30.  After the weekend, it will be available for viewing on the 2nd WPVI channel on Wed. @ 8 a.m.; and Tues & Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m. For viewing on a digital TV set, the 2nd channel 6 is on 6.2.  If TV set is not digital, cable providers have it on one of their channels (on Comcast, in the Philly area, it’s Ch. 245).  On FiOS, it’s 466.


    Nov. 12th at 2pm – South Bronx JobCorps Academy, 1771 Andrews Ave, Bronx, NY.  In honor of Veteran’s Day.

    Nov. 17th at 5pm – HCC Beacon Hall, Bridgeport, CT.  In honor of our Latino and Puerto Rican veterans sponsored by H.C.C. A.L.A.S. and the BPT Hispanic Heritage Committee.   To RSVP and more information, please contact Magalys Cajigas, Advisor to HCC ALAS or Alma Maya at

    Nov. 30th at 1pm – Middle School 302, 681 Kelly Street, Bronx, NY  10455.  PRIVATE EVENT.  Rescheduled from Nov. 17th.


    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Nationwide Insurance is sponsoring a presentation of THE BORINQUENEERS at the Arena Grand Theater, 175 W Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215-2581 (614) 469-5000 ( on Thursday,October 15th, 2009. There will be a Nationwide Blue Carpet Entry beginning at 6:00 pm and the film will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and local 65th veterans Miguel Berlingeri, Carlos Montes and Florentino Arocho Malave will be attending and participating in a question-and-answer session after the screening. 

    The beautiful, stadium-seating theater located in downtown Columbus has a Bistro & Bar and an attached parking garage at Marconi Parking for $1 (up to 4 hours). Be sure to bring your parking stub into the theatre for validation. This event is free of charge and open to the public but you must RSVP by October 12th and let us know if you are attending by calling at (614) 335-4966.


    Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet, along with others, was an honoree of this year’s Institute of Puerto Rico cultural awards in New York City. The Institute recognizes and rewards, through an annual cultural ceremony, prominent people in the community. Among the honorees have been José Ferrer, Lucy Boscana, His Eminence Bishop Roberto O. Gonzalez, Raul Juliá, Rita Moreno, Pablo Elvira, Marta Casals Istomin, Sister Isolina Ferré, Enrique Laguerre and many others.

    Coincidentally, thirty-five years ago when Noemi was a young lady she volunteered her time as an escort for the honorees at the Institute’s award ceremonies. The Institute would select nine young ladies from the community to represent the Greek muses. According to Greek mythology, the muses were goddesses who inspired artists, musicians, writers, and poets. Noemi participated for 5 years as a Muse and saw first hand the wonderful work that the Institute was doing on behalf of the community.

    The Institute of Puerto Rico is the oldest Puerto Rican organization in New York City founded in 1946 by a group of educators and civic leaders. The Institute’s goal is to promote and maintain the Puerto Rican culture. The Institute conducts literary discussions, lectures, concerts, and recitals. The money obtained through their activities is used to provide scholarships to talented students.

    The cultural awards ceremony took place on October 4, 2009 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Scaletta Ristorante, 50 West 77th St, New York, NY 10024. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information, call the Institute at 718-938-1533 or email or write to Instituto de Puerto Rico, Premios Culturales, P.O. Box 681, New York, NY 10116. We welcome the support of the community!


    THE BORINQUENEERS will be presented at the Yonkers Hispanic Culture Weekend in New York.  The event will take place on Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Yonkers Riverfront Library at One Larkin Center in downtown Yonkers, New York opposite the Metro-North Train Station. 

    It is open to the public and free of charge.  There will be a free salsa dance demonstration from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and sample delicacies from local Latin-American restaurants starting at 6 pm.  The film will be screened at 7:00 pm. For more information, call (914) 337-1500 or visit their website at

    Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and 65th veteran Eugenio Quevedo will be attending.  If there are any local 65th Infantry veterans who can attend, please contact El Pozo Productions and let us know.

  • Past Presentations

    Past presentations have taken place at:

    July 13, 2007 Newark Museum World Premiere (Newark, NJ)
    July 28, 2007 Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture’s – The Puerto Rican Outdoor Film Festival (Chicago, IL)
    August 1, 2007 Clark University and the Committee of the Korean War Memorial of Central Massachusetts (Worcester, MA)
    August 3, 2007 Hispanic Professional Network and the Hispanic Veterans Association of CT (Hartford, CT)
    August 11, 2007 Instituto de Mexico (San Antonio, TX) Sponsored by Club Damas de Puerto Rico
    August 24, 2007 Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Main Theater (Bronx, NY) Sponsored by H.O.G.A.R., Inc.
    August 28, 2007 Sociedad Cultural Borincana and Passaic County Community College (Paterson, NJ)
    September 13, 2007 Army National Guard Readiness Center (Arlington, VA)
    September 22, 2007 Asociación Boricua de Dallas, Inc. and the Hispanic American Students of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) (Dallas, TX)
    October 4, 2007 Fordham University (Bronx, NY)
    October 11, 2007 Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
    October 12, 2007 Veterans Administration Medical Center (Castle Point, NY)
    November 7, 2007 El Museo del Barrio – Heckscher Theater (New York, NY)
    November 11, 2007 The Borinqueneers Motorcycle Club of Florida and the Asociacion Borinqueña (Orlando, FL)
    November 13, 2007 Veterans Administration – Houston St. (New York, NY)
    November 15-16, 2007 Killeen LULAC Council 4535 Foundation and Gladys Casteleiro (sponsors) at Central Texas College Planetarium (Killeen, TX) Fort Hood and III Corps HQS, Remagen (Fort Hood, TX) Vive Les Arts Theater (Killeen, TX)
    November 17, 2007 Sociedad de Puertorriqueños en Houston, Inc. in conjunction with Rice University – Hispanic Studies Department and The Institute of Hispanic Culture in Houston (Houston, TX)
    Puerto Rico screenings from Nov. 27-Dec 2, 2007 were co-sponsored by the P.R. Veterans Public Advocate Office:
    November 27, 2007 Museo de Arte (San Juan, PR) Sponsored by Puerto Rico Nacional Guard Universidad Interamericana – Metro Campus (San Juan, PR)
    November 28, 2007 Luis M. Arcelay Theater (Caguas, PR) Sponsored by The Municipality of Caguas. Universidad Interamericana – Fajardo Campus (Fajardo, PR)
    December 2, 2007 Adalberto Rodriguez Theater (Sabana Grande, PR) Sponsored by El Heraldo Publications
    April 25, 2008 Rincon International Film Festival (Rincon, PR) Winner: Best Puerto Rican Documentary
    May 18, 2008 Burke Theatre Peddie School (Hightstown, NJ) Sponsored by the Latina Women’s Council of Mercer County in NJ, Community Arts Partnership at the Peddie School – CAPPS and the Puerto Rican Parade of Trenton, NJ.
    July 24, 2008 Real to Reel International Film Festival (Shelby, NC) Winner, Best Professional Documentary
    September 10, 2008 US Army Garrison Rock Island Arsenal (Rock Island, IL)
    September 13, 2008 Cinesol Film Festival (McAllen, TX) Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival (Holland, MI)
    September 17, 2008 III CORPS Equal Opportunity Office (Fort Hood, Texas)
    September 22, 2008 NYU School of Law (New York, NY) Sponsored by the Association of Hispanic Latino & Black Business Students (AHBBS), Latino Law Students Association (LaLSA), Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) and NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education & Programs (CMEP)
    September 25, 2008 District of Columbia National Guard (Washington, DC)
    September 26, 2008 Florida National Guard (Saint Augustine, FL)
    October 1, 2008 Teatro Yaguez (Mayaguez, PR) in Spanish. Co-sponsored by the City of Mayagüez, the Veterans Public Advocate Office, the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA)-NY Office)
    October 6, 2008 Indiana National Guard (Indianapolis, IN)
    October 9, 2008 Ocean County College (Toms River, NJ) Sponsored by Educational Opportunity Fund, Office of Multicultural Svces
    October 21, 2008 Club Rotario de Rio Piedras (Rio Piedras, PR)
    May 17, 2009 The Field Library (Peekskill, NY)
    May 22, 2009 Multicultural Music Group at Pregones Theater (Bronx, NY) Panel Discussion and Original Musical Composition and Concert by Ray Santos, the MMG Orchestra and the Bronx Arts Ensemble inspired by THE BORINQUENEERS
    August 22, 2009 Saginaw Film Festival (Saginaw,MI)
    Sept. 18-19, 2009 Orlando Hispanic Film Festival Winner: Audience Award
    September 24, 2009 Yale University – Office of Diversity & Inclusion (New Haven, CT)
    October 2, 2009 Yonkers Riverfront Library (Yonkers, NY)
    October 15, 2009 Arena Grand Theater (Columbus, OH) Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance
    November 12, 2009 South Bronx JobCorps Academy (Bronx, NY)
    November 30, 2009 Middle School 302 (Bronx, NY)
    May 8, 2010 Borinqueneers Motorcycle Club – PA Chapter (Bethlehem, PA) Puerto Rico Memorial Monument Fundraiser
    September 14, 2010 Virginia National Guard (Blackstone, VA)
    September 30, 2010 VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (Montrose, NY)
    March 30, 2011 University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) Sponsored by the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
    March 9, 2012 Lancaster Latino Film Festival (Lancaster, PA)
    May 14, 2012 Casa de America (Madrid, Spain)
    May 17, 2012 GI Film Festival (Washington, DC) Winner: Military Channel Award
    September 9, 2012 Dept. of Defense 60th Anniversary of Korean War Commemoration Committee Tribute to 65th Veterans (San Juan,PR)
    September 15, 2012 Latino Film Festival at the Puerto Rican Festival (Rochester, NY)
    September 21, 2012 Buffalo International Film Festival – sponsored by the Western New York Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Committee in cooperation with the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York (Buffalo, NY)

    Also at:
    American Legion Post 872 (Reading, PA)
    Arecibo Vet Center (Puerto Rico)
    Boricua Agenda Summit (NJ)
    Bronx Vet Center (NY)
    Brooklyn College – Veterans Student Organization
    Hispanic Professional Network (Hartford, CT)
    International Puerto Rico Book Fair (PR) 
    Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival & Parade (NJ) 
    Korean War Veterans Association – Westchester County Chapter (NY)
    Marine Corps League – Westchester County Chapter (NY)
    National Conference of Puerto Rican Women-NYC Chapter
    National Conference of Puerto Rican Women-Orlando, FL Chapter
    New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center-Newark Public Library (NJ)
    Paterson Puerto Rican Day Parade Banquet (Paterson, NJ)
    Puerto Rican Parade of Trenton (NJ)
    Puerto Rican Professionals of South Florida (PROFESA) (Miami, FL)
    Puerto Rican Society of New Britain, CT
    Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (Washington, DC)
    Readjustment Counseling Services-Veterans Administration
    San Juan Rotary Club (PR)
    6th Cavalry Brigade, 1-43 ADA and 51 st AER for Hispanic Heritage Month in Korea
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy 
    Verizon Hispanic Support Group (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) (NJ)
    Westchester Arts Council (NY)


    For the enjoyment of our U.S. troops overseas, THE BORINQUENEERS will be presented on the Armed Forces Network (AFN) on September 27th. To find out the exact time it will be shown for your time zone, visit their website at Armed Forces Network Schedule Search and type in “The Borinqueneers” in the search field and select your time zone.  Some sample times are:
    September 27
    12:00pm  Seoul
    11:00am   London
    1:00pm    Kuwait


    THE BORINQUENEERS will be presented at Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University in honor of Hispanic Heritage month on September 24th from 4:00 to 7:00pm. The Peabody Museum is located in the Science Hill section of the Yale campus, at Whitney Avenue and Sachem Street in New Haven, Connecticut. Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet will be attending and participating in a question-and-answer session after the screening along with some 65th Infantry veterans. This is a private event for Yale staff.


    El Pozo Productions received a 2008 Insight Award of Excellence by the National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists (NAFDMA) for its independent documentary film “The Borinqueneers” which showcases the history of the all-Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment.  A second Award of Excellence was also bestowed upon the acclaimed-actor, Hector Elizondo, for his outstanding voice-over work on the documentary film as the Narrator.  Elizondo, an accomplished film, theater and television actor, as well as a director and producer with a career spanning 40 years, is currently appearing on the hit USA series, “Monk”.  THE BORINQUENEERS is currently airing nationally on PBS and the Armed Forces Network. 

    NAFDMA presents the Insight Awards annually to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the film and/or digital media arts whose work is not only exemplary but also has made a contribution to society by increasing public awareness or raising social consciousness for situations, societies, and issues that affect our global communities. The Insight Awards honor filmmakers who, through their creative work, provide multiple viewpoints, create diversity, address complex social issues, and/or strengthen ties between international audiences across perceived boundaries of race, culture, age, and gender.  

    Entrants include major studios, film and video production companies, cable and broadcast television whose work is judged by industry professionals who are recognized for work in their respective fields. For information on the Insight Awards, visit www.insightawards.


    The Film Council of Greater Columbus takes pleasure in notifying you that your entries in the 56th Columbus International Film + Video Festival, also known as The Chris Awards, have won the following awards: The Borinqueneers

    Honorable Mention (5 out of 7 rating points)

    The Chris Statuettes, Bronze Plaque, and Honorable Mention awards will be presented at the 56th annual Awards Ceremony, Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the Columbus College of Art & Design. The main week of film screenings for the festival will be held November 11-16, 2008.

    Visit the Chris Awards website


    The Imagen Foundation nominated THE BORINQUENEERS in the “Best Documentary for Television” category for their 23rd Annual Imagen Awards which took place on Thursday, August 21 at 7 PM at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. 

    “I am consistently amazed with the exponential growth in both the quantity and quality of the entries we receive each year,” stated Helen Hernandez, Founder of The Imagen Foundation and creator of the pioneering Imagen Awards, which annually draws A-list stars and luminaries from the world of Latino entertainment. “The increase of Latino representation across entertainment disciplines is truly indicative of the prevalent role we play in Hollywood, mainstream America, and throughout the world.”

    LATV, the nation’s first bilingual entertainment/music network distributed via digital multicast, will be airing a one-hour special on their channel featuring the Red Carpet arrival and behind-the-scenes exclusives of nominated Latinos at the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards. 

    The Imagen Foundation works to enhance opportunities for Latinos in front of and behind the camera. Based in the Los Angeles area, the Imagen Foundation serves as a liaison between the industry and the Hispanic community by providing access, education and resources. For the complete list of the 2008 nominees, visit their website at

  • Nov. 22, 2013 – Bronx Music Heritage Center (Bronx, NY)

    The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) will be presenting THE BORINQUENEERS on November 22, 2013 at 8:00pm at the BMHC Lab located at 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, New York. (To get there, take the 2 or 5 trains to Freeman Street, or the BX 19 bus). The series is curated by City Lore award-winning folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated Bronx musician Bobby Sanabria. Its programming includes Latin music & jazz, comedy, poetry and book readings, and film screenings with Q&As. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5. (718) 839-1134. I will be attending, along with 65th veteran Eugenio Quevedo. We hope to see you there!

  • Nov. 9, 2013 – CBIC Screening “Movies Under the Stars” of THE BORINQUENERS

    The Community Business Initiative Council (CBIC) in collaboration with the Hispanic-American Professional and Business Women’s Association (HAPBWA) and other community organizations present “Movies Under The Stars featuring a screening of THE BORINQUENEERS on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 6:00pm.  The free screening will take place at the 65th Infantry Park Bvl. and Royal Palm Drive in Kissimmee, Florida.  For more information, please call (321) 948-3512.

    The Community Business Initiative Council (CBIC) is an organization exclusively for uniting businesses and the community by developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships.

  • Oct. 5, 2013 - Puerto Rican Assoc. for Human Development (Perth Amboy, NJ)

    THE BORINQUENEERS will be presented on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 2:00pm by the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) at the Perth Amboy High School, 300 Eagle Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ  08861.  Live taping and interviews with Producer Noemí Figueroa Soulet, 65th Infantry Regiment Veterans, and military historian Col. Gilberto Villahermosa (USA, Ret.).  The screening host will be Steve Adubato, Jr., Emmy Award-winning Anchor, Thirteen/WNET (PBS).  A question-and-answer session will follow and an archival photo exhibit will also be available.  Click here to view the flyer: English PRAHD Flyer    Spanish PRAHD Flyer

    THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  Please RSVP by calling (973) 345-9837 or emailing   Please allow time for on-street parking.

    If you are a 65th Infantry veteran who plans to attend, please contact Noemi at (914) 739-3989It promises to be a fabulous event and we hope to see you there!

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