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.
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 provocative and timely film revealing the anti-Semitism in Europe today seen through the personal stories of people living in six European countries.
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.
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.
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.
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“It’s absolutely fascinating and fierce.” Marisa Tomei at the recent AFI Docs Film Festival. Join us at www.facebook.com/ignitenational. for pre-watch party with Media Projects, Inc, IGNITE and the Dallas Public Library -July 9th to talk about where women go from here. Watch how 20,000 women convened at a revolutionary National Women’s Conference in 1977 to hammer out a plan of action on : the equal rights amendment, reproductive freedom, lesbian rights, sexual preference, and minority rights and more. Features interviews with iconic activists such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Ann Richards, Liz Carpenter, Bella Abzug and Ellie Smeal.
As part of the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas.
A Women’s conference that sparked a movement. We are excited that our film SISTERS OF ’77 will be screening June 18- 21 at AFI DOCS online Film Festival. It’s limited to 500 people, so if you want to grab a ticket, grab one early at https://bit.ly/37rPKcg #AFIDocs
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to virtually Celebrate the 19th Amendment Centennial with the showing of DREAMS OF EQUALITY and an engaging panel discussion with Anne Moses, Ignite President, Filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell and activist Deja Foxx. Moderated by Whitney Thomas of Ignite. For excerpts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq_ew6g0O7M&feature=youtu.be
Run. Don’t walk to get your tickets to the best film premiere you will ever attend. UNLOCKING DOORS and Media Projects will be re-scheduling the World Premiere of our new film at the Angelika Film Center on Mockingbird. Check out sponsorships that include multiple tickets and supporting two organizations that positively impact the community. And wear your favorite shoes!
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.
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.
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.