The Virtual Dinner Guest Project
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.