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Francesca Talenti

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 a number of audience and “best of” 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. She is currently working on a multigenerational memoir, excerpted in South Writ Large.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Friends and family
  2. Mici the cat
  3. Trees
  4. Clouds
  5. Birds
  6. Living within driving distance of the ocean
  7. Dancing tango
  8. J. S. Bach
  9. The UNC Library and inter-library loans
  10. My aero-latte, foams milk to perfection

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