Documentary filmmakers Cynthia and Allen Mondell have been a staple of the Dallas VideoFest’s 25 years and their moving work has captivated folks across the globe. Along with Bart Weiss, the couple took part in a roundtable discussion of their work, their connection to DVF and much more. Click thru for some audio clips of my favorite moments and for the full video interview at the bottom of the story.
Bart opened up the conversation with an honest and flattering introduction of the Mondells.
Allen then explained a bit about the documentary work him and his wife have done over the years.
Allen talked about the inspiration behind the choice of documentary material they do.
I asked Cynthia about the importance of making films that have an eye and an ear to younger audiences.
Allen has just finished work on his latest film, a documentary about the Peace Corps.
Cynthia discussed what goes into deciding on what projects to tackle.
The couple talked about their talented daughter and the work she has done with them.
Bart and Allen gave their final statements of the roundtable.
The elegant Cynthia Mondell summed up things nicely.
You can find out more about the Mondells on their website, here.
Cynthia has a documentary that is a unique look into women and the shoes they wear or more importantly how they are defined by the shoes they wear.
You can find out more about the film, here.
And now please enjoy the full video interview with Bart Weiss and Allen & Cynthia Mondell.
Full Interview courtesy of SeligFilmNews.com.