Cynthia Salzman Mondell

Dallas, Texas, United States


Cynthia Salzman Mondell is an award- winning filmmaker who believes that films can make a difference in people's lives. She has partnered with Allen Mondell for most of her work. They founded Media Projects Inc., a non-profit organizationTogether they have made over 40 films including the 6 films about the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy for the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Sisters of '77 the story about how a government funded women's political conference set the agenda for the Second wave of feminism with Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem. and Ann Richards. Some of her personal documentaries include Louie, Louie: A Portrait in Parkinson’s, the personal journey of her family’s struggle to cope with their father’s 30-year battle with the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease. and The Ladies Room, about the secret world of women’s restrooms, and The Ladies Room, about the secret world of women’s restrooms, She has won two Lone Star Emmys and was honored with Women in Film’s Topaz Achievement Award. She is one of the founders and past president of Women In Film – Dallas, is past president of the Steering Committee of New Day Films, a nationally known independent film cooperative based in New York City, and was an artist-in-residence at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is part of Leadership America , Leadership Texas and the Dallas Summit. And she was recently selected to receive the Lois Weber Award. She is most proud of how her films touch people's lives. She is currently working on SOLE SISTERS, a film about women and their relationship with shoes.