News from the why

  • WHY WOMEN? mini film festival

    The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations and THE WHY Foundation are hosting WHY WOMEN? mini film festival

  • WHY ARGUE? at CPH:DOX 2017

    We invite you to intimate and inspiring dialogues as known from the French Salon tradition.

  • World Stories at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

    4 films from the WORLD STORIES series will be screened at Charlottenborg Art Cinema, Copenhagen. Come join us every Wednesday evening at 7pm from 15th February - 8th March.

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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?’