Media Projects Inc. just won a $2000 Strong Women, Better World prize from the Texas Women’s Foundation for #NTXGivingDay. THANK YOU!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 provocative and timely film revealing the anti-Semitism in Europe today seen through the personal stories of people living in six European countries.
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After the turkey and stuffing has digested and the football games have been played tune into PBS Channel 13 and watch an outstanding poignant documentary on giving back and making a difference through The Peace Corps Experience! KERA -TV, Frame of Mind series- 10 p.m.
IN HER SHOES captures the poignant stories of female inmates who reflect on their lives through their shoes in Sandra Lara’s art class. They look at where they’ve been, where they are and where they are going and in what shoes. The stories are poignant and revealing. The women feel empowered especially when they earn college credit when they complete the course. Please support this film at www.mediaprojects.org/donate
Allen and Cynthia talk about 40 years of filmmaking and their new projects at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
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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.
"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.
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.