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Using the cinema as the classroom, ASK WHY? Docs encourages school students to engage with contemporary social and environmental issues through watching critically acclaimed documentaries. THE WHY invites students to local cinema screenings of thought-provoking documentary films about human rights issues, several times each academic year.

Read the impact report for 2021/2022.


Each screening features a Q&A session with the director, producer or a local young person with personal experience on the subject. This allows the students to ask questions and to contemplate complex issues and critically discuss them with their teachers and peers.


Additionally we provide the schools with educational material, encouraging them to continually explore the themes back in the classrooms.


ASK WHY? Docs is (in the school year 2021-22) generously supported by: Det Arnstedtske Familiefond, Københavns Kommune/Åben Skole, Lauritzen Fonden, Spar Nord Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Biografklub Danmark, Frederiksberg Fonden, BHJ Fonden, 3F and Dansk Tennisfond.

Most recently, support has been obtained from Kronprins Frederik og Kronprinsesse Marys Fond.


Using the cinema as the classroom, ASK WHY? Docs encourages school students to engage with contemporary social and environmental issues through watching critically acclaimed documentaries. THE WHY invites students to local cinema screenings of thought-provoking documentary films about human rights issues, several times each academic year.

Read the impact report for 2021/2022.


Each screening features a Q&A session with the director, producer or a local young person with personal experience on the subject. This allows the students to ask questions and to contemplate complex issues and critically discuss them with their teachers and peers.


Additionally we provide the schools with educational material, encouraging them to continually explore the themes back in the classrooms.


ASK WHY? Docs is (in the school year 2021-22) generously supported by: Det Arnstedtske Familiefond, Københavns Kommune/Åben Skole, Lauritzen Fonden, Spar Nord Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Biografklub Danmark, Frederiksberg Fonden, BHJ Fonden, 3F and Dansk Tennisfond.

Most recently, support has been obtained from Kronprins Frederik og Kronprinsesse Marys Fond.


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6 DOCUMENTARY FILMS /
70+ BROADCASTERS / 700 MILLION VIEWERS / LAUNCHING OCTOBER 2018

Using the power of strong storytelling as the foundation of the campaign, six compelling and informative documentary films will uncover the lives of men, women and children living as slaves in all corners of the world. Whether it is the deeply flawed Kafala System in the Middle East or the prolific number of children bought and sold in India, the WHY SLAVERY? series will shine a light on the millions of lives lived in the shadow of enslavement.Following the unprecedented success of Why Democracy? and Why Poverty? THE WHY is creating a ground-breaking new cross-media project that asks why slavery remains so endemic in the 21st Century.We aim to create the largest ever public media campaign about modern slavery reaching an unprecedented number of people through broadcast partners, online engagement, and in public spaces like schools, libraries, museums factories, and even football stadiums.

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Impact

NGO and charity providing free access to information through human rights documentaries.

Almost 2000 students have participated in ASK WHY? Docs.

NGO and charity providing free access to information through human rights documentaries.

100% of teachers considered the topics of interest to their students. With 80% reporting that the films were directly relevant to their curriculum.

NGO and charity providing free access to information through human rights documentaries.

Students felt inspired to think critically and debate with each other.


Are you interested in learning more about this project? Please write us an email at: info@thewhy.dk


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Show WHY STORIES? and become part of a global network of broadcasters. We operate with sliding-scale fees dependent on ability to pay. We donate WHY STORIES free of charge to most broadcasters in low and middle-income countries. 

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Tell your story to a global audience: we are constantly on the lookout for good films. If you have film you think could be part of WHY STORIES? let us know. WHY STORIES films are paid a standard license fee to cover worldwide distribution.

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Support us to extend access to independent factual films about the key global issues facing the world today. We work with a wide range of partners to extend access to independent factual films to audiences around the world.

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In addition to the broadcast of Why Slavery? films we are working with schools, universities, non-profit organizations and film festivals around the world to ensure the films reach a broad and diverse audience.

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