Why Democracy? is a documentary project using film to start a global conversation about democracy.
Documentaries have an unrivalled power to use human stories to make us think about much broader issues. The 10 films at the centre of Why Democracy? do just that... MORE>>
Running alongside the 10 documentaries, and integral to the outreach component of Why Democracy? is a collection of short films made by emerging filmmakers across the planet. MORE>>
10 QUESTIONS PLAYER
We asked all sorts of people ten tough questions about democracy and filmed their answers and made a great player for you to sort through them. MORE>>
The Why Democracy? DVD edition is now available through various distributors around the world and STEPS.These award-winning films, which were developed to stimulate debate about democracy, are available for home and educational use.
From the cinema to the classroom, the Why Democracy? series has the ability to inform minds. The outreach strategy for Why Democracy? is to provide a comprehensive learning tool for schools, universities and organisations based on the films.
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Full StoryRepublic festival screening of Why Democracy? films
16-09-2011 Full StoryVisions of New China Screening
12-09-2011 Full StoryGlobal Voice Broadcast
04-05-2011 Full StoryUniversity screenings in Honolulu and Budapest
21-01-2011 Full StoryScreenings at Middle East Film Festival
01-12-2010 Full StoryWatch our short film on View Change
22-11-2010 Full StoryWhy Democracy? Film Festival in Nairobi
19-10-2010 Full StorySoccer Cinema Traveling Around SA
19-05-2010 Full Story