Cynthia M.

Dallas, TX, USA


Cynthia Salzman Mondell is an award- winning filmmaker and playwright who believes that films can make a difference in people's lives. She has partnered with Allen Mondell for most of her work. Together 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 and DREAMS OF EQUALITY for the Women’s National Historical Park.

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 is currently working on the SOLE SISTERS film project that explores women’s identity told through their relationship with their shoes. It includes a film, a community art and writing project in the Dallas County Jail and a play SHOE CONFESSIONS. She has won two Lone Star Emmys and was honored with Women in Film’s Topaz Achievement Award. and the national Women In Film and Television Gracie Award She is one of the founders and past president of Women In Film – Dallas, is past president of the Board of New Day Films, a nationally known independent film cooperative, and was an artist-in-residence at the University of Texas at Dallas.  . She is a founding member of Women In FilmDallas. She is a member of Leadership America, Leadership Texas, the Dallas Summit. And the Dallas Producer’s Association.


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