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Rebecca Romani

Guest Blogger

Rebecca Romani is a guest blogger and freelance reporter for KPBS and also covers film, the border and national stories for a variety of outlets. Her work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, IPS.org, Cineaste and the Levantine Review.

Rebecca Romani teaches English and film at San Diego State University and Cinema Studies at Palomar College and UC San Diego. She also curates film screenings, including a series at the downtown San Diego Public Library. Rebecca Romani holds an MA in Television, Film and New Media from San Diego State University.

Recent Stories

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'Theeb' A Mysterious Journey Through Thrilling Landscape

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says 'Theeb,' Jordan's entry for the Oscars is a stunning example of new Arab cinema. The film is now playing at the Ken Cinema.

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Review: 'Queens of Syria' Brings New Perspective To Syrian Crisis

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says "Queens of Syria" — Yasmin Fedda's new documentary which had its U.S. debut this weekend at the San Diego Arab Film Festival — is a powerful commentary on refugees, war and the cycles of history.

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'Queens of Syria' Director Uses Creative Methods For Political Topics

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Yasmin Fedda's new documentary, "Queens of Syria," has its U.S. premiere in San Diego Saturday. Fedda spoke to Cinema Junkie guest blogger Rebecca Romani about documentaries, Syrian refugee women in Jordan and how an ancient Greek tragedy helped them find their voices.

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens Friday

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says The San Diego Arab Film Festival, opening Friday at the Museum of Photographic Arts, has some films worth watching, including a timely documentary on Syrian refugees.

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Guest Review: 'A Sinner In Mecca'

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Guest reviewer Rebecca Romani says Parvez Sharma's new documentary, "A Sinner in Mecca" (now playing at the Digital Gym Cinema) is a mesmerizing look at a gay Muslim's search for religious meaning in an age-old rite.

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Preview: San Diego Italian Film Festival

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says neo-noir and a comedy about twins top this year's program at the San Diego Italian Film Festival starting Tuesday and running through Oct. 24.

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Guest Review: 'The Cut'

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says Fatih Akin's new film "The Cut" (opening this weekend at the Ken Cinema) may be one of the best feature films yet on the Armenian Genocide.

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Guest Review: 'Learning To Drive'

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says that while "Learning to Drive" (opened this weekend in cinemas around San Diego) is largely predictable, it's the little moments that make a gorgeous late summer film.

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'The Prophet' Serves Up Words To Animate By

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The long-awaited feature length animation film based on Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet" opens this week at the Landmark Ken Cinema. Guest critic Rebecca Romani says the film safely stays within Disney territory with moments of visual brilliance.

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Looking Ahead At 22nd San Diego Latino Film Festival

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani has some suggestions on what to see and what to miss as this year's San Diego Latino Film Festival winds down.

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