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.

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.

Latest News & Blogs

Sole Sisters Visits Texas A&M

Cynthia goes to College Station this week as the Keynote Speaker at Texas A&M  University for Women’s History Month. She will talk about SOLE SISTERS and share her own journey making this film.


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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

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

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A Reason to Live wins an EMMY


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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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