Allen Mondells WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience
Dallas, Texas-May 21, 2012- Award-winning filmmaker Allen Mondells new film WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience was inspired by his two years teaching in West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He also co-produced and directed the films for The Sixth Floor Museum on the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
The premiere, on June 21, 2012 in the James E. Collins Center on the SMU campus starts, at 6:15 p.m. with a reception catered by Gils 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.
One of the most important legacies of President John F. Kennedy was the Peace Corps. His desire was to involve Americans more actively in the causes of peace, world development, and freedom. Since 1961, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have spent two years away from home in 139 countries, sharing their skills with others. Not only did they change the lives of those they served, the volunteers themselves were forever changed and went one step further addressing the needs in their local communities today.