Director of Photography Vicente Franco was a 2003 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and Emmy® nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Daughter from Danang, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s 2002 Grand Jury Prize. He won the Silver Apple/Latin American Studies Association for Cuba Va: the Challenge of the Next Generation. In addition to directing, he is an accomplished cinematographer of documentaries, drama, news and public affairs who won a Peabody for coverage of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.
His credits include the Academy Award nominated Freedom on My Mind, POV specials Discovering Dominga and Thirst, and the PBS series In Search of Law and Order and Making Peace. He also shot The Fight in the Fields, The Good War and Summer of Love, part of the PBS/American Experience series. Franco also filmed the Catholicism segment of a four-part series about religion for PBS, and the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize video in Suriname. He was Director of Photography for a documentary which was recently broadcast on PBS based on Michael Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World.