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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 by Rebecca Romani

Human Rights Watch Festival Brings Relevance

Human Rights Watch Festival Brings Relevance

Feb. 2
By Rebecca Romani

The Human RIghts Watch Festival screens some surprisingly timely documentaries at the MOPA this weekend.

Youth Rising: New Arab Cinema In a Post-Arab Spring World

Youth Rising: New Arab Cinema In a Post-Arab Spring World

Oct. 29
By Rebecca Romani

Stories about life for young people in a post-Arab Spring world are on the rise.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Turns 5

San Diego Arab Film Festival Turns 5

Oct. 28
By Rebecca Romani

One of the newest film festivals in town showcases new films from the Arab world.

'Battle of Algiers' Still Gripping In Restored New Print

'Battle of Algiers' Still Gripping In Restored New Print

Oct. 19
By Rebecca Romani

Rialto Pictures' newly restored print of "The Battle of Algiers" is still timely five decades later. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani has this review.

San Diego Italian Film Festival Continues Through Sunday

San Diego Italian Film Festival Continues Through Sunday

Oct. 12
By Rebecca Romani

Women directors are dominating the screen in the closing days of the festival.

Auguri! San Diego Italian Film Festival Turns 10

Auguri! San Diego Italian Film Festival Turns 10

Oct. 5
By Beth Accomando, Rebecca Romani

The festival throws a 10th anniversary birthday bash with some intriguing new films. It runs through Oct. 16 with screenings at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park and La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas.

'Theeb' A Mysterious Journey Through Thrilling Landscape

'Theeb' A Mysterious Journey Through Thrilling Landscape

Dec. 2
By Rebecca Romani

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.

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

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

Nov. 23
By Rebecca Romani

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.

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

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

Nov. 20
By Rebecca Romani

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.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens  Friday

San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens Friday

Nov. 17
By Rebecca Romani

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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