“The important thing for me are the refuges, the
places people go to hide. They tell me more about
the external world, about the elements of fear and
danger lurking in external life than the real
external world. I think whatever fears are at work
inside people can be recognized from the places
they flee to; how they settle in these places
provides the opportunity for such a recognition.”

Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Regina M. Longo received her PhD from the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in international documentary film history, the intersections of archival film theories and practices, and Italian film and cultural studies. Regina is also a professional film and media archivist, who worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, restoring and reconstructing the outtakes of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah. Currently, she is serving as Founding Director of the Albanian Cinema Project and has launched a project jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Albanian Ministry of Culture to preserve and restore Albanian cinema. She is the Associate Editor of Film Quarterly journal, where she has a column called "Page Views" that features interviews with media scholars and excerpts from their monographs. She has also published in The Journal of the Moving Image, Screening the Past and California Italian Studies.


The Albanian Cinema Project