We promote human rights by providing the world with thought-provoking documentary films.

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THE WHY FOUNDATION is a charitable organization that supports sustainable development by securing free access to reliable information for everyone. We produce and distribute documentary & multimedia content about human rights, democracy, justice and equality. Our documentaries are used in schools, community screenings and brought to citizens at large through our growing network of 50+ public service television stations in 191 countries.

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WHY SLAVERY? screenings at St Louis University Belgium

November 6, 2018

THE WHY is proud to collaborate with the Samilia Foundation & the St Louis University Law Department in Brussels, Belgium to engage over 500 students with the issue of modern slavery.

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WHY SLAVERY? at Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto Festival

November 5, 2018

This week, the film and food festival Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto is premiering in Trento, Italy. The festival will be screening more than 30 films during three weeks, including 3 WHY SLAVERY? films; Maid in Hell, Jailed in America and Selling Children

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WHY STORIES? in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

November 1, 2018

This week, we are happy to announce that we have signed a contract with Azam TV, introducing the WHY STORIES? documentaries to an entirely new audience in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. 

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THE WHY works with partners across the world to extend free access to information for everyone.