Follow our @virtualdinner Instagram takeover as it travels around the world! 

              The Virtual Dinner Guest Project

And check out our most recent press... a profile from the town where the project first started, back in 2011!

And check out our most recent press... a profile from the town where the project first started, back in 2011!

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 engagements across borders

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!