Allen Mondell (Sierra Leone 1963-65) New Documentary Film Focuses on Third Goal of The Peace Corps
Here is the announcement on the film from: The ArtGroupsDFW News Blog
Award-winning filmmaker Allen Mondell’s new film WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience was inspired by his two years teaching in West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Co-presented by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the North Texas Peace Corps Association, Southern Methodist University Office of the Provost and Media Projects, Inc., WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corp Experience honors and celebrates the tradition of volunteerism and public service in the United States.
The premiere, on June 21, 2012 in the James E. Collin’s Center on the SMU campus starts, at 6:15 p.m. with a reception catered by Gil’s Elegant Catering. The screening, followed by a panel discussion, begins at 7:00 p.m. The Center is located at 3150 Binkley Avenue with free parking in the garage across the street. Tickets are $30 and are available at http://wagingpeacefilm-es2.eventbrite.com/?srnk=2vff . A portion of the proceeds from the film will benefit Peace Corps Partnerships projects around the world.
Allen Mondell has worked in film and television as a writer, producer and director for 40 years. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in Baltimore and then went to work for Westinghouse Broadcasting (WJZ-TV), first as a writer for a magazine program and then as a writer/director of documentaries about urban and social issues. After moving to Dallas, he spent 5 years as a writer, producer and director of documentaries and special programs for KERA-TV. He and his partner, Cynthia Salzman Mondell, have been making award-winning docu-dramas and documentaries for 34 years. For more information about Media Projects Inc., please visit MEDIAPROJECTS.ORG.
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Oh, great news! Wow.
During the making of “Waging Peace.” I was able to contribute some Peace Corps Nigeria visual materials (poster and photographs) I had archived for fifty years.
I also know Allen had the usual problems raising money for this project, but given this announcement he surely overcame them. Let’s hope that this film is picked up by Public Television.
I know I’m going to contact Oregon Public Broadcasting and promote “Waging Peace.” All readers of this blog should also contact their local Public TV stations, alerting them to it.
Allen: We need a description of the film posted here with the date of its availability nationwide and a guide to lobbying for it successfully.
Tom Hebert, Nigeria 1962-64.
I agree with Tom Hebert a description is needed to lobby local stations to show the film but documemtary film making never has enough money . I am sure Allan will appreciate any contributions for this legacy project.
Great idea, Tom, you have about contacting PBS stations. If enough RPCVs contact the local outlets, we can cause a rush for the film.