Every several years THE WHY embarks on producing, from start to finish, a series of thematic films. These productions are aimed at areas of topical relevance with the goal of staring the conversation, expanding world-views, and engendered social change.
So far, THE WHY has completed five award-winning docuseries with the next series in the final stages of production.
The journey of THE WHY's in-house film production started in 2007 with WHY DEMOCRACY?, exploring stories of collective choice, and authoritarian overreach. WHY POVERY? was launched in 2012, which investigated how poverty manifests itself during the highest level of material wealth in history. In 2015, WHY WOMEN? explored the the challenges faced by women today. WHY SLAVERY? came next in 2018 and shed light on the practice of modern slavery and questioned why the practices of human bondage still persisted in the 21st century. Most recently, WHY PLASTIC? from 2021, continued the conversation around plastic's environmental and health impacts by questions unsustainable practices around the forever-material.
The next docuseries, WHY FREEDOM?, will examine the multiplicity of the word 'Freedom', how it's used and misused and why it means so much to so many people.
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