I have been working with my dear friend Eric Maddox the past four years and was involved in this amazing project – The Virtual Dinner Guest Project and The Virtual Iftar Project as part of it.we have done four virtual meetings with our different countries, two of them where during the month of Ramadan, in 2015!
To me and other participants, all meetings were eye opening experiences and it showed us all more intensity our similarities than any media coverage could. And yeah, you come to realize that we all have more in common than we think.
Persoanlly, I think such initiatives will absolutely make a difference in a way that people from all over the world can talk and discuss issues together away from the mainstream media – ‘making the media in the hands of people’.
You can learn more about the project by visiting the website: http://www.virtualdinnerguest.com/
What about our Virtual Dinner Instagram Takeover?!
So every particiapnt takesover the Instagram account of the VDG project for 48 hours to post about their everyday lives, what they do and eat, who they see everyday, they also post a video interviewing a member of their faamily, a friend or a stranger. I was the first one to launch this project and takeover the first 48 hours from Gaza. It was a great experiance that I went through and many people from different countries were very interested in following us! And I invite you all to follow this amazing project to get to know more about places such as: Lebanon, USA, Kossovo, Washigton DC, Egypt, Mumbai, India, Philadelphia and Germany! All of this in one Instagram account @virtualdinner 😉
I’ll leave you with some of the pictures I post:
Here, watch me while I was helping in making the Palestinian dish, the Maftoul.