IN SEARCH OF GANDHI

India's citizens are still burdened by extensive poverty and illiteracy. Has democracy only helped the educated middle and upper classes?

IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA

Does gender really make a difference in politics? Are women more democratic than men? Will the political system change? Will the world become better?

FOR GOD, TSAR AND THE FATHERLAND

Mikhail Morozov owns Durakovo, the “Village of Fools”, 100 km southwest of Moscow. People come here to learn how to become 'true' Russians.

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    Documentaries have an unrivalled power to use human stories to make us think about much broader issues. The films at the centre of Why Democracy? do just that…

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  • 10 QUESTIONS PLAYER

    We asked all sorts of people, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Pelé and Vivienne Westwood, ten tough questions about democracy and filmed their answers. Watch them here.

  • “Democracy is not just the right to be equal, but the equal right to be different.”... - Shimon Peresformer President of Israel