Founded by filmmakers Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell in 1978, Media Projects, Inc., 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.

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.

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.

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Support 40 + Years of Filmmaking

Please consider Media Projects, Inc. in your year-end donations. We are finishing two projects. In HER SHOES & THE BATTLE FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Thank you for 40 years of support. Please donate at www.mediaprojects.org/donate.

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Have Fun After the Fair with A FAIR TO REMEMBER

If you didn’t get to the State Fair of Texas and still  want to have fun. Purchase  A FAIR TO REMEMBER for $25 plus shipping. Share memories, stories and laughter with your family. And just think you have saved money and calories.  Email us at mail@mediaprojects.org , so we can take your order.

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Thank You for Your Support

This was the sixth year we have participated in#NTXGivingDay – a huge community fundraiser. All donations over $25 receive bonus money. We worked all summer on our campaign. Big thank you’s go to our marketing consultant Shweta Singh, our terrific Board members Steve Plunkett and Jane Holahan. Steve is our master social media tweeter and guru. And a huge hug to Fonya Mondell who was a masterful fundraiser. All contributions go towards our community outreach and film production. We appreciate everyone’s generosity.

 

 

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Films Presented at Williams College

Allen and Cynthia talk about 40 years of filmmaking and their new projects at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

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SUMMER 2018 COOLING IN THE EDITING ROOM

The trailer for the KIZELL project is complete and being circulated to potential outlets. Allen is going through hours and hours of THE HENDERSON AVENUE film. And with a big neighborhood fight looming…the film is still being shot. SOLE SISTERS has as many stories in its closets as women have shoes. It is now TWO films- SHOE STORIES FROM JAIL reveals the many different roads women have walked in as many different shoes. And the SOLE SISTERS film is still being shot and edited. We are still seeking funding to complete these powerful

SOLE SISTERS jail collage

projects.

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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.

A SLAVE FIGHTS SLAVERY

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.

Welcome to Our Neighborhood

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.

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