Interviews with the filmmaker Antonio Franceschi

Awards & Recognition

1990 Recipient, CAN Film Award

2002, Recognition, Urban Poet highly praised at 19th Annual Latino Film Festival

2002 Recognition, City of Chicago Resolution declaring April 11th Urban Poet Day in Chicago

2005, Recipient, American Library Association Video Round Table Gala Award

2006, Selection, Motion Picture, “Urban Poet” at the National Conference On Race &                             Ethnicity in Higher Education National Conference

2008 Recipient, Paseo Boricua Ambassador of the Year Award

2011 Recipient, Creative Movement Award for the documentary & theatrical adaptation of                           Chicago’s Puerto Rican Story


Hispanic Business, “Chicago's Puerto Rican Story to Debut on PBS”

Examiner, Viva Puerto Rico! The history of Puerto Ricans in Chicago”

Hispanic Trends, “Poetic Business: A Chicago community comes of age”

Chicago Sun-Times

Extra News, “First Latino Film Shot on Division Street”

The Chicago Reader “On Film”

NFP Times, “Chicago’s Hollywood Revival”