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.

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.

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

WEST OF HESTER STREET – Immigration Then and Now

Congregration Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas screened WHST Sunday, March 26th to a vibrant audience. The Government vs Immigrants is an historical challenge in America. Our film shows how the Jewish community brought in thousands of immigrants in through the Galveston Plan.The issues were very similar as they are today.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Films

A women's conference in 1977

#womenshistorymonth, #Womensrights, #womensequality, #Feminism

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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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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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Filmmaking with a Purpose

Allen Mondell Reflects on Filmmaking  with a Purpose

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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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