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In English and Vietnamese, a shared word and loss.

In English and Vietnamese, a shared word and loss.

Why donate to the 2 Sides Project?

Because we help people come together to heal from the wounds of war.

Your support fuels these important connections in many ways, including:

In-country outreach to Vietnamese sons and daughters. While the U.S. participants pay their own way to Vietnam, it’s a financial challenge for Vietnamese sons and daughters to take time from work to travel to meetings in city centers. Your contribution helps them make that day trip.

Teachers from both sides unite in the  Y Yen District, Vietnam.

Teachers from both sides unite in the
Y Yen District, Vietnam.

Reciprocal trips to the United States. We sponsor trips for the Vietnamese side to visit the U.S., so they can come to know their former enemy’s people and land, and bring the healing from war full circle. We’re hoping to host the next group in 2020.

Whatever the size of your gift, know you’re helping those who lost fathers on opposite sides of the Vietnam/American War come together in peace.

And we’ll thank you for it with a special gift that helps you see the two sides of war in a completely new way.


2 Sides Project Challenge Coin with a famous Aesop line ("Every truth has two sides") in English on one side, Vietnamese on the other.

2 Sides Project Challenge Coin with a famous Aesop line ("Every truth has two sides") in English on one side, Vietnamese on the other.

$10: Watch the PBS version of The 2 Sides Project documentary online
Technically you could click this link and watch the award-winning documentary for free, but we’d love it if you’d first donate the average cost of a movie ticket.

$100: Challenge Coin
We usually give these to sons and daughters, but we also give them to very special people who support the mission.

$200: Special pass to see the full feature 2 Sides Project documentary
The film festival version of The 2 Sides Project is the best one of all. This version tells the full story of the first trip, and includes insights and perspectives from two mothers to tell an even richer and deeper story. Get a private link to watch on your own time. (We’ll confirm in an email once your donation is complete. Donate Now.)

$500: LIMITED EDITION framed prints from Vietnam
Anthony Istrico, Jared Groneman and Nora Kubach took some beautiful shots on their trips to Vietnam. So beautiful that they have their own show at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia! Now you can order a framed copy of your favorite from the limited edition photographs below. We’ll confirm your choice via email once your donation is complete. Donate Now.

If you would like to purchase other imagery, check out the shop link.

Saigon Smoke, by Nora Kubach.  “The sights, sounds and smells of the Saigon streets are unforgettable. This man was buying a pack of cigarettes, and I was struck by the story in his face (and his heart-shaped cloud of smoke).”  Size: 31"x 23"

Saigon Smoke, by Nora Kubach. “The sights, sounds and smells of the Saigon streets are unforgettable. This man was buying a pack of cigarettes, and I was struck by the story in his face (and his heart-shaped cloud of smoke).”
Size: 31"x 23"

Ha Long Bay, Surprise, by Anthony Istrico.  “While cruising Ha Long Bay, we stopped at Surprising Cave: an intricate system of caves within a mountain. We climbed to the top of this ridge and were rewarded with all the majesty of Ha Long Bay.”  Size: 35"x 25"


Ha Long Bay, Surprise, by Anthony Istrico.
“While cruising Ha Long Bay, we stopped at Surprising Cave: an intricate system of caves within a mountain. We climbed to the top of this ridge and were rewarded with all the majesty of Ha Long Bay.” Size: 35"x 25"


In the Office, by Jared Groneman.  “Whizzing by on a bus gives you the same view as a stereotype. A day in the life of a farmer in Vietnam.”   Size: 38"x 28"

In the Office, by Jared Groneman. “Whizzing by on a bus gives you the same view as a stereotype. A day in the life of a farmer in Vietnam.”
Size: 38"x 28"


Ha Long Grey, by Jared Groneman. “ The boatmen on Ha Long Bay row from ship to ship, selling their wares.”   Size: 31"x 23"


Ha Long Grey, by Jared Groneman. “The boatmen on Ha Long Bay row from ship to ship, selling their wares.”
Size: 31"x 23"

America, by Anthony Istrico.  “A young child put his corn on the cob in his shirt so that he could enjoy the candy being handed out by our delegation. As he stepped towards me, and I lifted my camera, his expression was one of joy and curiosity. Notice his shoes.”  Size: 24"x 34"

America, by Anthony Istrico. “A young child put his corn on the cob in his shirt so that he could enjoy the candy being handed out by our delegation. As he stepped towards me, and I lifted my camera, his expression was one of joy and curiosity. Notice his shoes.”
Size: 24"x 34"

Ms. Saigon, by Nora Kubach. “ A woman in a traditional Vietnamese leaf hat, the Non La, walks through a Saigon alley at sunrise. The light was so enchanting, I waited fifteen minutes for someone to walk by so I could capture this image.”  Size: 23"x 31"

Ms. Saigon, by Nora Kubach. “A woman in a traditional Vietnamese leaf hat, the Non La, walks through a Saigon alley at sunrise. The light was so enchanting, I waited fifteen minutes for someone to walk by so I could capture this image.”
Size: 23"x 31"

“The best way to resolve any problem in the human world
is for all sides to sit down and talk.” 
Dalai Lama