How we Work with Local Organizations

Show a film in your community

THE WHY shows its films in over 200 countries and territories through its strong network of partners across the world. These partners include local organizations such as NGOs, schools, and community centres. 

Documentary films are an excellent tool for sparking critical debate, building empathy, and inspiring behavioural change for sustainable impact among a wide range of audiences, including students, policy makers, and community members. 

Together with local organizations, we use documentaries to empower citizens with knowledge, strengthen public debate on pressing issues, and to activate multi-actor engagement in human rights.

We share documentary films with our partners so that they have the opportunity to use documentaries as part of their activities. Thus, THE WHY’s partner support focuses on providing documentary films whilethe partner organizations are responsible for funding their own activities and equipment related to the film.

Back of young girl who watched film on projecter.
Screening from Egypt put on by our partner Maktabat al-Sakhra.
Group of young men sit at desks during a film screening. One young man in middle holds pen and smiles at the camera.
Image from a screening in Burundi put on by CDE Great Lakes.

Are you a local organization?

Are you a local organisation (e.g. NGO, school, community centre, etc.) and would you like to use the power of fact-based documentary films to promote human rights and democratize knowledge in your communities? 

Maybe you want to show a documentary film at your community hall, local library, university class, school film club, office staff training, or by the outdoors square in your town?

What films can I show?

How can we collaborate?

Please tell us more about your organization by writing to so we can see how to best collaborate.

We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

Please note that it is important for us that the organzations we work with already have the equipment needed to show a documentary film (e.g. laptop, projector, big TV screen) or that you have a way to acquire this.