Founded by filmmakers Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell in 1978, Media Projects produces and distributes films that personalize some of the most searing social issues of our time. We also create films that celebrate events and people who indelibly touch our lives.

Featured Projects

A Reason to Live

A Reason to Live

A powerful documentary about teen and young adult depression and suicide - personal stories of despair and hope told by young people of different ages, ethnicities and sexual orientation - and their families. The honesty and openness of these individuals bring us face to face with a mental illness that can result in the third-leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds. A 2-DVD set includes classroom and adult versions of the film, with additional special features.

Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience

Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience

The Peace Corps experience told through the letters, journals and blogs of the Volunteers written while on the job. Allen Mondell was a Peace Corps teacher in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Sisters of '77

Sisters of '77

This vibrant film recounts the passionate story of a revolutionary Conference that set the agenda for women's rights in Houston, Texas, in 1977. Features Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Ann Richards, Liz Carpenter, Bella Abzug and Ellie Smeal.

A Fair To Remember

A Fair To Remember

Lone Star Emmy award film that weaves together the colorful stories of the 125-year history of Dallas' own State Fair of Texas, its impact on the Lone Star State's commerce and cultural heritage, and how this annual event epitomizes the city's "can do" spirit.

The Monster Among Us

The Monster Among Us

A provocative and timely film revealing the anti-Semitism in Europe today seen through the personal stories of people living in six European countries.

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Film to Celebrate Activist Pancho Medrano

IMG_8969Over 500 people gave a standing ovation to the  film about the Beloved Activist Pancho Medrano at the Latino Cultural Center. All the Mondells worked on this short film .. Hopefully there will be longer one  that will inspire young people to become active. . Hardly a moment in American civil rights history does not contain a place for Pancho Medrano. He was at Selma and in Birmingham with Martin Luther King. He was with Cesar Chavez in Delano. It was Pancho who defended Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson from a crazed racist crowd in Dallas.

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Speaking at Hockaday School Today

I am speaking about making films to high school girls. I hope I can inspire them to make films about social issues. I am curious about what young coeds are thinking these days. What impacts their lives? How do they see the world?  It should be an eye-opening 4 hours.

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SAVE A LIFE

A Reason to Live

Shine a light on Depression. Save a life. Donate on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29. Donate here!

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President Kennedy’s Legacy Still Thrives

President Kennedy inspired young people to volunteer and make the world  better. Make a difference #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29.

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Empower Women With Film

#WomensRights,#GivingTuesday, #womensequality,#Womensrights, #equality, #womensequality, #gnederequality, #politics, #activism, #NationalPolitics

On Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving. On Friday. we shop till we drop. And on #GivingTuesday, we Give back. Make a difference. Donate www.crowdrise.com/media-projects-inc1

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Films in Progress

Sole Sisters

Sole Sisters

"Every Shoe has a story. Every woman has both." SOLE SISTERS will be a documentary film about women's lives seen through personal stories about their shoes. Anchored by the film, Media Projects will develop a multi-media platform with educational and entertainment experiences that include the web, theater and publishing opportunities. The SOLE SISTERS' project will reach a global audience as it celebrates, uplifts and empowers women of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life.

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