WHY STORIES is a series of thought-provoking and inspiring documentary films about the world we live in.
Based on the premise that all people everywhere have the right to free and accurate information, WHY STORIES brings critically acclaimed documentaries to communities around the world on a sliding-fee scale. To ensure we reach people in the world's most underserved communities WHY STORIES are donated to underfunded broadcasters and dubbed into local languages.
Documentary films are well-recognized as providing valuable insight into the lived experiences, cultures and politics of different regions around the world. WHY STORIES is comprised of pre-existing documentary films which we buy and edit into 45 minute films to screen on TV. In this way, WHY STORIES extends the lifespan of high-quality films whilst simultaneously expanding their viewership by reaching out to new audiences.
These films are also broadcast through BBC World News, which gives the WHY STORIES stories an impressive platform, reaching around 99 million households a week.
Recognizing that the majority of the world’s population still receive information through local television, The Why delivers WHY STORIES films to both local and international television broadcasters to reach viewers worldwide.
WHY STORIES films are donated to local broadcasters, in local language versions, to ensure that information reaches people in some of the world’s most underserved regions.
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