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

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.

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.

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.

Sisters of '77

Sisters of \

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.

Latest News & Blogs

THE Monster Among Us

Poignant showing of The Monster Among Us with @The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley in South Bend, Indiana. Remembering those who died in the Holocaust, honoring the survivors and facing the current escalation of anti-semitsm. Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day is on April 19-20th,

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SOLE SISTERS at WingSpan Theatre

Purple and red heel SOLE SISTERS bared its “soul” in SHOE CONFESSIONS

Susan Sargeant’s WingSpan Theatre  premiered a staged reading at the Bath House in Dallas to a full and rollicking audience.
Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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Film Screenings

4/19 – 4/20/2015 – South Bend, Indiana Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley Filmmakers in attendance.

WEST OF HESTER STREET
3/14/2015 - Frisco Lakes, Texas Jewish Community

 

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Join Us In 2015

Click the title to watch the video. Continue reading “Join Us In 2015” »

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THE MONSTER AMONG US

The Monster Among Us will air on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in February.  This is the perfect film to understand what is going on behind the horrific headlines in Europe.

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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.