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The Peace Corps Experience

This project premiered at SMU on June 21, 2012

The Peace Corps experience told through the letters, journals and blogs of the Volunteers written while on the job. This project also profiles four returned PC volunteers.  They discuss how the PC influenced their choices of careers. Allen Mondell was a Peace Corps teacher in Sierra Leone, West Africa and serves as the Producer/Director for the project. 

This documentary also celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the Peace Corps. 

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From her first wobbly steps in baby shoes, to a sassy strut in new red stiletto heels, to a slow shuffle in worn bedroom slippers, SOLE SISTERS will journey through the different stages of a woman's life in a feature-length documentary. Now you can be part of this project. Join forces with award-winning filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell of Media Projects as she collects women’s stories and mounts the financial campaign for her SOLE SISTERS film project. 

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