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Summary

Rouane Itani is a seasoned international media producer and consultant with experience in educational videos and documentaries for TV and new media.

Under her company Aflama, LLC, Ms. Itani provides video production and language services (Arabic and French) serving non-profit organizations, small businesses, cable channels, and independent media makers.

Her work covers: health education and wildlife, history, arts and world cultures, social justice and international development.

Interests

History, Environment and Wildlife Health Education and Mental Health Art, Travel and World Cultures Social Justice, Human Rights, Gender and Public Interest Issues International Development, Diversity and Multicultural Understanding

Middle East and Arab World

Work experience

2005Present

Small Business Owner. Independent Media Producer

Aflama, LLC

Founded and privately funded Aflama,LLC, a cross-cultural media production and consulting company, focused on enhancing the image and visibility of human rights issues related to health, education, women, minority communities in the Middle East through video and new media. Attracted clients from non-profit and news organizations to cable TV and boutique production companies.

Video Producer, Videographer, Editor.

Language Interpreter and Translator (Arabic/ French)

Event planner, public relations

Film festival organizer and judge

Board Member, Women in Film and Video

Aflama, LLC

Education

M.A.

Aflama website

Bazaara website

Link to my Visual CV

Skills

Media Producing
Offer cross-cultural media producing and consulting services focused on enhancing the image and visibility of human rights issues related to health, education, women, minority communities in the Middle East through video and new media.   Serve clients from non-profit and news organizations to cable TV and boutique production companies.   Produce online and promotional videos used on websites, annual galas, internally, for training and fundraising purposes. Videos highlight services and programs offered by organizations and add a human face to the communities served.  
Arabic and French Languages
Fluent in reading, writing and speaking Arabic (Levant and Egyptian dialects) and French.   Voice over, subtitling, translation for international films.    Work with local agencies. Translate educational documents for local agencies. Interpret at community events for new immigrants.      
Team Leader/ Event Organizer
Chairs the Documentary Roundtable and the Freelancers Roundtable under Women in Film and Video.   Acted as international liaison between Washington DC chapter and the international umbrella of Women in Film chapters.   Revived and ran the International Committee and organized 6 programs and events.   Collaborated on an Arab arts initiative.   Organized 6 Arab film screenings in theatre attracting full house audiences.
Public Speaking
Speaker at film related events, classes on college campuses, seminars, and conference panels.
Web Content Management
Manage and write web content. Advise on website design. Work with graphic designers and web developers.   Maintained over 10 different websites for small businesses and non profit organizations. Created and moderate a community oriented web forum, www.lebwa.org, www.bazaara.com.   Created the start up website for the Embassy of Bahrain in Washington.   Maintained website for Center for Education Reform.
New Media
Can compress and upload videos online and create DVDs. Basic HTML.
Video Editing
Professional video editing, own Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. Edit preexisting materials, or material filmed myself.
Videography
Film interviews and footage for news agencies, documentaries and educational videos. Own 3 chip professional video camera Panasonic DVX100A   Film interviews, community and activists events, panels, legal depositions for news agency and independent documentaries.

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