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              The Virtual Dinner Guest Project

Check out this recent interview with our founder, and get up to speed on the origins, evolution, meals, and miles behind our programming, from Mexico, to Egypt, to India!

Check out this recent interview with our founder, and get up to speed on the origins, evolution, meals, and miles behind our programming, from Mexico, to Egypt, to India!

All contributions are U.S. tax-deductible 

All contributions are U.S. tax-deductible 

 

Discuss: critical issues and develop media literacy

Digest: differing viewpoints through direct engagement with diverse communities, both across borders and across the street

Document: voices from the streets, and make them accessible to a global audience

 

The Virtual Dinner Guest Project is an international multimedia initiative born from a simple premise: It is harder to ignore, vilify or harm those we have broken bread with.

So what if we connected people from countries in conflict, or countries with shared challenges, from around the world for online discussions focused on critical issues... and then had them make films together to inform the global community?
 

Sound crazy? At first we thought so too... but it's working! So far we've completed more than 70 encounters between communities in 20 countries across five continents. And our events have been covered by the international press in half a dozen languages. All of our student film projects are available to view online as a free public education resource. 

 

 
 
Watch our recent street-film projects...

Watch our recent street-film projects...

What do our participants have to say about us? American University's International Media students share their experiences of The Virtual Dinner Guest Project.

What do our participants have to say about us? American University's International Media students share their experiences of The Virtual Dinner Guest Project.

Where have we completed our projects? In 20 countries and counting!