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

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

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Turns 5

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

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'Battle of Algiers' Still Gripping In Restored New Print

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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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San Diego Italian Film Festival Continues Through Sunday

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

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Auguri! San Diego Italian Film Festival Turns 10

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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.

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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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