News from the why

  • The Why @ Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Representatives from The Why foundation are currently attending Sheffield Doc/ Fest to meet all of our partners and as always scouting to find new films to become part of our campaigns or World Stories documentary strand!

  • THE WHY CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Nick Fraser, WINS BAFTA SPECIAL AWARD

    Last night at the 2017 Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards our very own Co-Founder and Executive Producer Nick Fraser received the BAFTA Special Award for his enormous contribution to the documentary genre.

  • THE WHY- DANISH DESIGN AWARD 2017 WINNER

    The Why awarded Danish Design Award 2017 for its short film ‘Benefits of a Toilet’ in the category MESSAGE RECEIVED.

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THE WHY

…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

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Projects

  • 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?’