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 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.

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.

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.

Latest News & Blogs

A FAIR TO REMEMBER screened at Fair Park

A Fair to Remember screened at the 80th Anniversary celebration of the Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park.

Eighty years ago, 8000 laborers and $25 million transformed Fair Park into a shimmering architectural feat. Many of the Art Deco buildings still stand. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and six million people flocked to see the latest technological wonders.

 

 

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” The Monster Among Us” Screens in Colleyville

Congregation Beth Israel’s Adult Education Committee and the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth & Tarrant County screened the film with a lively and provocative discussion. The outcome was that don’t let any anti-semitic incident slide by. Stand-up no matter how difficult.

Watch the trailer for “The Monster Among Us” here.
RSVP to silvermansandy@yahoo.com by May 4th.

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SOLE SISTERS a Hit at UTD

shoeConfessionsFlyerCynthia visited UTD as their keynote speaker in March. No one will ever look at their shoes the same way. Many brought their shoes and stories.

 

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SMU Honors Cynthia with Leadership Award

SMU Honors Cynthia with the Profile in Leadership Award. These awards were initiated in 2000 during the 35th Annual Women’s Symposium. Their purpose is to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women who have made a significant impact on the city of Dallas and on the quality of life for women overall.  http://bit.ly/1ymRi1a  Cynthia said, “The best part of this was a fantastic student interviewed me. I was delighted to meet tomorrow’s leader.”

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Dallas Historical Society Award for Excellence

We are honored to receive the 2015 Award for Excellence in Humanities/History for the films we have made over the years. This award makes us stop and think how many people our films have touched.  Films are a collaborative effort. We share this award with everyone we have worked with and with everyone who has made an effort to see our films. Thank you.

 

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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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