Gladeyes Films is a production company specializing in interactive media, documentary and animation.  Founded by Academy Award winner Peggy Stern, Gladeyes focuses on themes that explore how personal stories reflect larger political, social and cultural issues.





Our next film: QUALITY OF LIFE

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QUALITY OF LIFE: PALLIATIVE CARE AND THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE will raise urgent questions about American health care. How can our medical system respond to an aging population in which millions of people are living longer with serious illnesses? Can we find a balance between curing illness and providing maximum quality of life?


Through intimate scenes of the lives of patients, families and medical providers, interwoven with hand-drawn animation and big picture interviews, this new documentary will bring to light the practice of palliative care while addressing broader issues not only about health care, but about the world in which we want to live.


See Peggy Stern’s new article about the film!


If you would like to contribute a tax-exempt gift to our fiscal sponsor WOMEN MAKE MOVIES, click here and scroll down to QUALITY OF LIFE. If you have any questions about contributing, please email pegstern@me.com.


Dyslexia-ville Kickstarter Campaign a Success!

253 Backers raise $75,500

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We did it – and sincere thanks to everyone who helped this campaign succeed. Together we are making Dyslexia-ville a reality. Keep track of what's happening now on our Facebook page.

If you missed our Kickstarter campaign, it’s not too late to add your support. We are still accepting donations through our fiscal sponsor, Women Make Movies. It’s this easy to make a tax-deductible donation:

Click here to reach the Women Make Movies projects page.

Scroll down to the project “Dyslexia-ville.”

Enter your pledge amount in the donation box and follow instructions for credit card payment.


Send a check to:

Women Make Movies Attn: Fiscal Sponsorships
462 Broadway, Suite 500WS (at Grand Street)
New York, NY 10013

Make checks payable to Women Make Movies, and indicate

Dyslexia-ville in the memo line. Provide your address if you'd like

an official receipt for your taxes.


Contact us if you have any questions: dyslexiaville@gmail.com



Standing Tall available on DVD



24 minutes, close-captioned




Download the Discussion Guide


Standing Tall Reviews


Standing Tall documents a group of Manhattan elementary school students who witnessed the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center from their classroom window. Working with a drama therapist and youth theater professionals, the children embark on a series of theater workshops to express their feelings and experiences in the form of role play and performance.


This film is essential for parents, teachers, school psychologists, social workers, arts therapists, and others who work with children, as it underscores the important role that story-making and dramatic performance can play in helping children cope with traumatic experiences.


Companion film to the book Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action and Therapy, by Robert Landy and David T. Montgomery, available at Amazon.com.