News from the why

  • HOW DO YOU THINK THE WORLD GETS IT'S INFORMATION?

    In a an age of rapidly developing technology it's no surprise that one may assume information is readily available all across the world as countless news outlets have made their content accessible on the web. However, basic statistics about literacy and press freedom show that barriers to information still exist and many people don't have access to independent and reliable journalism.

  • 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.

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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?’