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 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.

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 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.

Latest News & Blogs

September 19 – Join us for North Texas Giving Day

One day only – SEPTEMBER 18  is #NTGivingDay.  Thousands of  non-profit organizations will  be fundraising that day. Your tax-deductible donation of $25 or More (using your computer),can make a difference by supporting our films that target mental health issues like depression,suicide and drug abuse, empower women, tackle immigration issues, expose racism and encourage volunteerism. The Communities Foundation will add a % to your gift. So we can make even more money for every dollar you give.

Visit our films at mnorthtexasgivingday-1401483855.5207-round-logouseums like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the
Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. 

Click on DonorBridge and choose MEDIA PROJECTS- http://bit.ly/1lWkxEb.  

WE NEED A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS.  Thank-you.

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Three of our films screen at Texas Jewish Historical Society Conference

On October 23rd – 26th in Austin, Texas, THE MONSTER AMONG US, WEST OF HESTER STREET, and MAKE ME A MATCH will be screened as part of a movie panel with Texas film critic Aviva Kempner and moderator Paul J. Stekler.

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Support us on North Texas Giving Day!

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Donate $25 or more on September 18th, 6 a.m. to midnight, and we will be eligible for bonus funds and prizes! Help support the films that touch you most.

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WAGING PEACE screens at East Dallas Christian Church

WAGING PEACE  screens on  Wednesday, August 27th, 6.pm. to 8.pm. at  East Dallas Christian Church. Filmmaker Allen Mondell will participate in a panel with Senior Minister Deborah Morgan-Stokes and several congregants exploring how to make an impact on your community.
629 N Peak St
Dallas, TX 75246
(214) 824-8185

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2013 Was a Fabulous Year

Click! to check out what we did with your support.

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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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