Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience premiered to a standing room only audience at SMU’s Collins Center. The evening was magical. Media Projects dedicated the screening to long-time Board President, Dan Weiser. Through his years of volunteering in the arts, politics and the environment, Dan has brought diverse groups together to make changes in the Dallas community. Dan is now ex-officio President , and Jane Holohan has taken the reins. SMU’s Office of the Provost, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza and the North Texas Peace Corps Association co-presented the film. Afterwards, the panel that included Millicent Boykin of the Volunteer Center, Sam Santiago from American Airlines and Susan Kress, Director of Engaged Learning at SMU focused on volunteerism in America. This was President Kennedy’s vision – that the Peace Corps would expand the world of Americans who would return and make a difference at home. Bravo to Allen Mondell for this wonderful film. A special thank you to all who worked on the film and the the premiere. It was an unforgettable evening.
Films in Progress
"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.
Welcome to Our Neighborhood
Tells the human impact of development over the past 15 years in a Dallas neighborhood. Its story can be repeated in other cities around the country.
A SLAVE FIGHTS SLAVERY
Recounts the heroic life of John Kizell - seized from his African village and brought to Charles Town, S.C. as a slave in 1773. Eventually, he returned to Africa as a free man to fight the slave trade.