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.
Please Vote, Taxi shortlisted for Oscars
Two of Why Democracy's ten documentaries, Please Vote for Me (China) and Taxi to the Dark Side (USA) are among the films shortlisted for Academy Awards in the best documentary category. Full StoryPlease Vote For Me in Official Selection at AFF Canada
04-10-2007 Full StoryJoin the Why Democracy? debate in French and German on Arte!
04-10-2007 Full StoryPlease Vote For Me wins at DocNZ
02-10-2007 Full StoryObserver UK focuses on Why Democracy?
02-10-2007 Full StoryMetroXpress online focuses on Why Democracy?
02-10-2007 Full StoryPlease Vote For Me to screen at Leeds Film Festival
01-10-2007 Full StorySVT schedules own democracy week, "Varför Demokrati"
27-09-2007 Full StoryGuest bloggers "arrive" at Why Democracy? House
26-09-2007 Full Story