“Marty” by Giacomo Francia

“Marty” by Giacomo Francia


Feb 7, 2024 | 6:30pm


Marty, a devoted South Bronx resident who advocates for social justice and community improvement, is an inspiration and a guiding force, motivating others to take action. Actively participating in police meetings, organizing rallies, and making appearances on television programs, Marty has emerged as an amplified voice for a historically marginalized community. This documentary explores Marty's background, unveiling anecdotes that expose his profound love for his community, and providing insight into his dedication to its progress.

Following the event, join us for a Q&A featuring director Giacomo Francia and editor Cynthia Rivera to discuss the documentary.

This public program is free and open to all.



Giacomo Francia is a documentary filmmaker and educator. His work is rooted in his sustained presence within communities and originates from significant encounters, allowing him to shape narratives that resonate with the essence of the people and places involved.  

Francia’s work has been featured on platforms such as NYT Op Docs, PBS-Thirteen, Vice World News and at the Guggenheim Museum. His films have also been showcased at renowned venues like The Metrograph and IFC Center. Website

Cynthia Rivera is a multidisciplinary artist and has served as the Exhibition Manager for the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) since 2015. Apart from producing exhibitions, Rivera is a non-fiction and poetry writer, a filmmaker, and a photographer. She is also a co-founder of BLOQUE, a media and design collective. Originally from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, she has resided in The Bronx since 2015.

Rivera’s work explores grief in the midst of traumatic events, stories of her childhood, experiences with death, and her closest relationships to family and friends. Website

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IMAGES: © Marty