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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

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Features Diversity, A Few ...

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Features Diversity, A Few Surprises

Feb. 8
By Rebecca Romani

The 28th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival has some strong screenings this year.

Provocative Line Up For Human Rights Watch Festival

Provocative Line Up For Human Rights Watch Festival

Jan. 31
By Rebecca Romani

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts with films that resonate locally.

 San Diego Arab Film Festival: New Cinema From The Maghreb

San Diego Arab Film Festival: New Cinema From The Maghreb

Oct. 28, 2017
By Rebecca Romani

When the Arab Spring swept through North Africa, the economic and political unrest threatened to take the regions film industry down with it. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says North African cinema is back and stronger than ever, as this weekend's screening at the SAn Diego Arab Film Festival show.

San Diego Arab Film Festival: New Entries From Egypt, Leb...

San Diego Arab Film Festival: New Entries From Egypt, Lebanon

Oct. 26, 2017
By Rebecca Romani

Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says a new Lebanese film about a blind musician forced to discover his true identity and a political thriller about a TV preacher who faces off against the Egyptian State are two of the stronger films screening at this year's San Diego Arab Film Festival.

A Window On The Arab World

A Window On The Arab World

Oct. 20, 2017
By Rebecca Romani

The San Diego Arab Film Festival returns for its sixth year with some of the best films to come out of the post-Arab Spring regional cinema.

'Radio Dreams' Delivers Interesting Programming

'Radio Dreams' Delivers Interesting Programming

June 13, 2017
By Rebecca Romani

"Radio Dreams," the new film from Babak Jalali now playing at the Digital Gym, is an unexpectedly charming peek into life at Radio Pars, an Iranian-American radio station in the Bay Area, says guest blogger Rebecca Romani

Human Rights Watch Festival Brings Relevance

Human Rights Watch Festival Brings Relevance

Feb. 2, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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.

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