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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Noemí Figueroa Soulet

Noemí Figueroa Soulet was born in Puerto Rico but raised in New York City and currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida. She wrote, directed and produced the PBS documentary film “The Borinqueneers,” about the history of the only Hispanic-segregated unit in Army history. The film won the Military Channel Award at the GI Film Festival and the Audience Award Winner at the Orlando Hispanic Film Festival, amongst other awards. For more than 24 years, she has been speaking as an authority on the regiment at corporations, universities, military facilities and community organizations; recorded veteran interviews and preserved archival photographs. Noemi also self-published a directory of veteran photographs from the regiment. She is a graduate of New York University and has a Certificate in Digital Filmmaking from CUNY-Westchester Community College. She’ll appearing at Word of South as part of our panel of non-fiction Florida Book Award winners.