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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

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Goes Digital

June 24
By Rebecca Romani

The San Diego Arab Film Festival goes digital.

Irrfan Khan in The Lunchbox.

The Legacy of Irrfan Khan, A Cinematic Indian Everyman

May 20
By Rebecca Romani

Indian cinema star Irrfan Khan ("The Namesake," "Life of Pi," "Hindi Medium") died at age 53 at the end of April. Cinema Junkie contributor Rebecca Romani spoke to several Indian writers and film critics about Khan and his film legacy.

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Almudena Carracedo, Director Of 'The Silence Of Others'

June 7, 2019
By Rebecca Romani

Guest blogger Rebecca Romani interviews Almudena Carracedo, director of "The Silence Of Others."

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'Wajib:' A Lively Exploration Of Family And Small, Daily Struggles

Sept. 21, 2018
By Rebecca Romani

"Wajib," the third feature by Palestinian-American director Annemarie Jacir, is a warm, wry story set in the Christian Palestinian community of Nazareth in Israel.

Framing A Life: Abbas Kiarostami’s Final Film

April 29, 2018
By Rebecca Romani

Legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami died in 2016, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work and one unfinished project, now newly completed and released.

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Local Documentaries Get Spotlight At San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 23, 2018
By Rebecca Romani

Two documentaries are expected to play to full houses this weekend at the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

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San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 21, 2018
By Rebecca Romani

The San Diego Latino Film Festival shines on its 25th anniversary with some surprises.

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The San Diego Latino Film Festival: 25 Years Old And More Relevant Than Ever

March 15, 2018
By Rebecca Romani

The San Diego Latino Film Festival celebrates a major milestone with a few classics and some impressive new work.

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San Diego Jewish Film Festival Features Diversity, A Few Surprises

Feb. 8, 2018
By Rebecca Romani

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

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Provocative Line Up For Human Rights Watch Festival

Jan. 31, 2018
By Rebecca Romani

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

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