News from the why

  • Launch of World Stories Series 2

    We are excited to launch series 2 of WORLD STORIES / STORYVILLE GLOBAL - a collection of 20 inspiring documentary films.

  • ASK WHY? - New Film Club for Students in Copenhagen

    Using the cinema as a classroom, THE WHY invites young students in the City of Copenhagen to 6 filmscreenings with great impact documentary films.

  • Internship - Autumn 2016

    As an intern you will be an essential part of our team – your opinions and input will be valued. The intern will support our project managers developing and executing THE WHY’s projects, and executing some administrative tasks.

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…Initiates, produces and distributes public media series to a global audience through broadcast, cross-media platforms, and outreach activities to ensure that all people have free access to independent information.

We Ask Why? – because the world needs to know

Learn more about THE WHY


  • Why Women?

    Raising awareness of the challenges faced by women and girls globally. The project consists of 10 short films, 3 documentary films and various outreach activities and educational material.

  • World Stories

    A collection of thought-provoking and inspiring documentary films about the world we live in, made by acclaimed filmmakers.

  • Why Slavery?

    The final package of six Why Slavery? films will premier to a global audience of more than 500 million people in the Spring/Summer of 2017 through a network of 65+ Broadcasters. The films will provide the cornerstone of a public media campaign about modern day slavery.

  • Why Poverty?

    Eight documentaries from award-winning filmmakers and 34 shorts from new and emerging talents. The films are moving, subtle and thought-provoking stories, but they also tackle big issues and pose difficult questions - starting the conversation: Why poverty?

  • Why Democracy?

    17 thought-provoking short films, which deal with personal, political and rights issues around the theme ‘What does democracy mean to me?’