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Why Democracy? is a documentary project using film to start a global conversation about democracy.
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10 DOCUMENTARIES
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...
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SHORT FILMS
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.
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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.
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DISTRIBUTION:
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.
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OUTREACH:
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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Global Voice Broadcast
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University screenings in Honolulu and Budapest
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Why Democracy? Film Festival in Nairobi
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