Founded by filmmakers Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell in 1978, Media Projects, Inc., 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Latest News & Blogs

West of Hester Street Screens Sunday, January 28th

At Tiferet Israel, Dallas, Texas
Sunday, January 28 from 11 am to 1 pn
featuring the movie “West of Hester Street”
followed by a special guest appearance by
Allen and Cynthia Mondell, producers of the film.

Brunch will be served featuring Texas style food with a Jewish flair!

$18 per person at http://tiferetisrael.org

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Check out KERA’s Art & Seek Article

Great Interview with Miguel Perez. He captured our stories about how our films have impacted people.

http://artandseek.org/2017/09/11/frame-of-mind-movies-with-the-mondells/

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THANK YOU for Supporting 40 Years of Filmmaking

Forty years of filmmaking will be condensed in an hour-long Retrospective film to air on KERA’s Frame of Mind September 14th. We have culled through 40 films to showcase some of our work. The memories have given us the energy to think of the next 40 years of filmmaking. What is most powerful for us is to think about all the people our films have touched. And to say thank-you to all the people who have worked on, contributed to or supported in some way our work. Film is truly a collaborative art form.

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SISTERS of ’77 Starts celebrating the 40th

Cynthia spoke to a group of National Endowment for the Humanities’ scholars studying the National Women’s Political Conference that took place 40 years ago November 17. Sisters of ’77 will be featured at a commemorative event at the University of Houston. Former First Lady Roslyn Carter will be honored and all the formers and present First Ladies have been invited. Stay tuned.

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Facing Depression and Suicide with Hope

The stories in A REASON TO LIVE have helped others while making it easier to talk about depression and suicide. High school and college aged kids throughout the country are viewing this film.Please donate at this link on Sept. 22nd. www.northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/media-projects-inc so we can continue to make an impact on social issues with film.

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Films in Progress

Welcome to Our Neighborhood

Welcome to Our Neighborhood

Explores the dramatic impact of development over the past 10 years in a Dallas neighborhood. This story is repeated in other communities around the country.

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.

John Kizell: A SLAVE FIGHTS SLAVERY

John Kizell: A SLAVE FIGHTS SLAVERY

Tells the heroic travails about John Kizell - seized from his African village and brought to Charlestown, S.C. as a slave in 1773. After 40 years he returned to Africa as a free man to fight the slave trade.

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