News from the why

  • Summer Internship at THE WHY

    Looking to gain experience within the field of documentaries? Want to spend a summer in Copenhagen? We are looking for new talent to join our team during this summer.

  • Join the screenings of the WHY WOMEN films

    After a successful exclusive screening at The Royal Library in Copenhagen, WHY WOMEN prepares for the upcoming events - including a free access screening at the National Museum of Denmark!

  • Vote for the why women films

    It only takes a minute - join the campaign WHY WOMEN and help us raise awareness about girls’ and women’s health, rights and wellbeing worldwide. Give 5 stars to the great short films "What Ami Did Not know", "Benefits of a Toilet" and "Striving for Utopias" in the Danish film magazine, EKKO.

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About the why

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.

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?’