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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 centres, public cinemas and brought to citizens at large through our growing network of 70+ public service television stations in 200 countries and territories.

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IWD Screening in Kibera slum (Kenya)

March 15, 2019

In collaboraiton with Docubox and Amani Kibera, THE WHY hosted a community screening for 50 people of our critically-acclaimed WHY SLAVERY? film Maid in Hell.

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March 13, 2019

Our ‘Film of the Month’ feature is back and with it we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest favourites from THE WHY HQ. We're starting off the season with the critically acclimaed film Park Avenue, directed by Alex Gibney.

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Special Screening with the Spouses of Ambassadors to Denmark

March 6, 2019

The Why was pleased to host Spouses of the Official Ambassadors to Denmark from countries around the world for a screening of our critically acclaimed WHY SLAVERY? film: Maid in Hell.

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