For 40 years, Media Projects’ mission has been to produce and distribute films that make a difference in people’s lives. Our films personalize some of the most complex social issues of our time - empowering girls and women, bringing awareness to depression and suicide and making history come alive. Topics include feminism, women’s history, mental health, African American studies, substance abuse, Anti-Semitism, racism and violence prevention. Every film has involved non-profit partnerships and included outreach materials, adding to the impact on affected communities.
Our films have won national awards and have been selected for prestigious screenings in the U.S. and abroad. Many received specialized theatrical distribution, airing on national networks and PBS nationwide. Millions of people have seen our films about the life, death and legacy of President John Kennedy at The Sixth Floor Museum. In 2018, KERA aired a special documentary program celebrating Media Projects' 40 years of filmmaking.