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

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.

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.

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 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.

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Check out How A Doc Is Made

Join us and top filmmakers to learn the Secrets of Doc Filmmaking

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Doors open at 6:30
Place: Magnolia Theater
Free Admission
Sponsored by PhotoTXcetera

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This is your opportunity to “bare your sole” and compete to be in a film

Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Where: Union Coffee House , 5622 Dyer St. , Dallas, Texas 75206
Time: 7 pm
Donations Welcome

Female poets are invited to the SOLE SISTERS poetry slam. The rules are simple:
—       Every poem must be 1- 3 minutes
—       Tell a personal story about you and your shoes.

What shoes took you through the hard times, the good times? What do your shoes say about you?
Do you have shoes in your closet you will never wear again, but will never get rid of ?
Every Shoe Has A Story. Every Woman Has Both.

Step up to the mic and tell yours.

To Enter Contact:  MICHAEL GUINN  972-704-5001
Text or Call after 9am and before 9pm

This will be filmed for the SOLE SISTERS FILM. – Like Us

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WAGING PEACE screens at Tivoli Theatre

WAGING PEACE screens tonight at historic Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, Indiana.

Three years in the making, WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience weaves the letters, journals, emails and blogs with profiles of four former Peace Corps Volunteers who today in this country are still trying to make a difference. The film is now being screened at schools, theaters and among RPCV groups around the country.



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WAGING PEACE screens at Thin Line

Allen Mondell’s documentary WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience will be screened on Friday, February 14th at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton, TX. Allen was a Peace Corps teacher in Sierra Leone from 1963-65. His film premiered at SMU co-sponsored by the North Texas Peace Corps Association, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and SMU’s Office of the Provost. It weaves the letters, journals, emails and blogs written by Volunteers with the profiles of four returned volunteers who today are still trying to make a difference.
The screening will be at 4 pm at the Fine Arts Theater in Denton.

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2013 Was a Fabulous Year

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Films in Progress

Henderson Avenue

Henderson Avenue

HENDERSON AVENUE (the documentary) starts with a buggy ride down a quaint and largely unknown section of Dallas and ends with all the sidewalk banter, frenetic activity and congestion of a mile-long urban phenomenon. So how did we get here? And what were the tolls along the way?

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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