Francesca Talenti is a director and designer who has exhibited her work from The Folger and The Guthrie, to Sundance and PBS National by way of Mumbai, Göteborg, Casablanca and many others. She has won 18 awards and has received grants from the Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting, and the Kauffman Foundation. Favorable reviews of her work have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Francesca is a professor emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she taught media production. She holds a B.A. cum laude from Brown University, and an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California.