Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Bronze Medal in Nonfiction Military Category
International Latino Book Awards - Best Book About Military Service
Next Generation Indie Book Awards - WINNER, Military Category
Florida Book Awards - SILVER MEDAL, Non-fiction Category
National Indie Excellence Book Awards - WINNER, Military Nonfiction Category
Noemí Figueroa Soulet produced and directed "The Borinqueneers," an award-winning PBS documentary film about the all-Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only Hispanic-segregated unit in Army history. Narrated by acclaimed actor, Hector Elizondo, it was broadcast nationally on PBS, the Armed Forces Network to more than 850,000 U.S. troops overseas, and had numerous screenings throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and internationally. The film was selected to participate in a number of film festivals winning the Military Channel Award at the GI Film Festival, a Best Puerto Rican Documentary award by the Rincon International Film Festival, a Best Professional Documentary award at the Real to Reel International Film Festival in Shelby, NC, and an Audience Award at the Orlando Hispanic Film Festival. For more than 24 years Noemi has kept the legacy of the regiment alive by conducting presentations at corporations, universities, military facilities and community organizations; recording veteran interviews and preserving archival photographs. Born in Puerto Rico, she is a graduate of New York University and received a Certificate in Digital Filmmaking from Westchester Community College. She resides in Kissimmee, Florida.