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

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 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.

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Incarcerated women in an art course reflect on their lives through the shoes they have worn, the shoes they are wearing and the shoes they hope to take their next step in. FOR PRICING CONTACT: mail@mediaprojects.org

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.

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.

Latest News & Blogs

Columbia University Screens IN HER SHOES

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S 20TH ANNUAL
Social Enterprise Conference, Capital for Good screens IN HER SHOES November 19-21st. Viewers are urged to question the punitive prison system and think about the effects on people incarcerated.

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WEST OF HESTER STREET goes to New Mexico

The film will be the featured event at the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society and Texas Jewish Historical Society Conference October 30-31st.

Allen and Cynthia will be the keynote speakers on October 30th. For more information go to www.nmjhsevents.com

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Tufts & BU Screen IHS

We are excited about the upcoming screening of our film with a meaningful discussion after the showing.

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Justice For Arts Conference

Artist and Art Teacher Sandra Lara and I are showing clips from IN HER SHOES and talking about art, prison and healing and of course shoes at the Justice Arts Coalition’s Annual Conference this Saturday https://thejusticeartscoalition.org/art-for-a-new-future-national-convening-2021/. Check it out

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Collaboration is Great

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Films in Progress

JOHN KIZELL: A Slave Fights Slavery

JOHN KIZELL: 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.

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.

The Battle For Our Neighborhood

The Battle For  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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