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Sep 23

Voices of Malden: Who is Malden Film Series (Event #1)

September 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT


As part of the Filmbuilding Malden: Our City in Motion program, the City of Malden and Urban Media Arts (UMA) is pleased to invite the public to enjoy a series of free screening events that will showcase short films that offer a unique lens to Malden and its people, places, nature, culture, and history. Each film screening will include a time for interactive discussion.

About this event

This event will introduce the Who is Malden Film Series with two films that highlight a variety of voices from the Malden community. Each screening will follow with an interactive discussion. In addition, attendees are invited to view artwork by Rosene Wine, Grace Julian Murthy and various Gallery @57 artists that features the Malden community and places. A dessert reception will be held on the City Hall balcony (weather permitting). Music interlude provided by Christopher Ver Voort (guitar) and Francys Luis-Ravelo (voice).

Two films featured:

Film 1 – By Kobena Bonney, Pamela Bronder-Giroux, Karen Lynch, Hannibal Rosa, and Maryanne Smith with guidance from Dan Girmus 

Film 2 – By Martha Bezzat, Alex Onuoha, Jessica Frazier Vasquez, Doc Havey with guidance from Nasara Hassan 


  • 6:30 – Doors open (music)
  • 7:00 – Program begins
    • Welcome/Program overview
    • Film 1
    • Discussion
    • break
    • Film 2
    • Discussion
    • Reception

Seating limited.
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About the Film Series

Though Malden is a place, one can ask “who it is” as if it breathes and has a story. This is the idea behind the prompt 23 members of Malden’s community are exploring together through film as they participate in the Filmbuilding Malden: Our City in Motion program taking place this summer and fall. As part of their collaborative filmmaking process, the novice filmbuilders will share their films with the public at a series of four film screening events held in September and October 2023. The City of Malden and Urban Media Arts (UMA) invites the public to join this unique filmgoing experience and discover Malden’s people, places, nature, food, and stories past and present through discussion and film.  


This Film series is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and by the City of Malden.

For sponsorship, volunteering, and program details, visit the Filmbuilding Malden web page.

Image credit: graphic designed by Grace Julian Murthy
Artwork by Artist Rosene Wine, “Rainy Date,” Oil painting Original hangs at City Hall


September 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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City Hall
215 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148 United States
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