Using the cinema as the classroom, ASK WHY? Docs encourages school students to engage with contemporary social and environmental issues through watching critically acclaimed documentary films from all corners of the world.
Three times during the academic school year, ASK WHY? Docs invites students from 33 Danish municipalities to local cinema screenings of thought-provoking documentary films that all center on human rights issues.
Likes and followers are the currency in the new media reality, and with the right mix of luck and talent you can become an influencer star working from your teenage room. This is the life of 14-year-old Leonie, better known as Leoobaly to her fans. Sh lives in Berlin with her parents, who have quit their jobs to boost their daughter's comet career on social media. More than a hundred kilometers away, her biggest fan, 13-year-old Melanie, lives and fantasizes about Leoobaly's perfect life.
Ten-year-old Oleg lives in warzone Ukraine with his loving Grandmother. He often plays with his younger cousin Yarik and older neighbor Kostya. The children find joy in everyday adventures - constantly laughing, exploring, playing - doing what kids do. They don’t realize that their playgrounds are different from what other children have.
Brothers Osama and Ayman both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while one seems to follow the path of Jihad, the other wants to go back to school. The film captures the moment when the two kids have to let go of their youth and are finally turned into Jihadi fighters. First lesson: one must not cry.
Additionally, ASK WHY? Docs provide the schools with educational material, encouraging them to continually explore the themes back in the classrooms, both before and after screenings.
Our latest impact report found that ASK WHY? Docs has a positive effect on both the community and the individual: