WHY SLAVERY? is an awareness campaign creating a needed global conversation about modern slavery. WHY SLAVERY? is launching in April 2018 in collaboration with 70 broadcasters and local impact partners around the world, reaching an estimated 700 million people.
Women and girls do not have the same right as men. Why Women? Short Films premiered globally in May 2016, in the lead up to the Women Deliver conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 10 short films have been narrated by Helen Mirren and created by talent from all around the world. The 3 minute films teach us about why women' and girls' health, rights and wellbeing continue to be an important global issue.
In collaboration with 48 broadcasters, reaching a total of 181 countries, THE WHY launched WHY DEMOCRACY? in October 2007- a series of 10 documentary films dedicated to exploring contemporary democracy and its underlying values.
Democracy is arguably still the greatest political buzzword of our time and is invoked by political leaders, corporations and citizens alike– but what does it mean? Can it be defined, measured, safeguarded? Can it be sold, bought, and transplanted? Can it grow? Can it die? What does it mean to people who can’t even talk about it? What does it mean to people who don’t believe in it? And what does it mean to you?
These are the questions that the WHY DEMOCRACY? films explore, showing scenes of children participating in a democratic election for the first time in China to exposing the true meaning of revolution for the people of Bolivia. In a time where fledgling democracies look to more developed systems that are now experiencing the dualism and polarity of mass political participation, these films are more relevant than ever in helping us understand that the right of citizens to engage acts as the foundation for economic and social development- in spite of any inevitable obstacles.