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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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RECENT NEWS
Please Vote, Taxi shortlisted for Oscars
22-11-2007
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.
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Please Vote For Me in Official Selection at AFF Canada
04-10-2007
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Join the Why Democracy? debate in French and German on Arte!
04-10-2007
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Please Vote For Me wins at DocNZ
02-10-2007
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Observer UK focuses on Why Democracy?
02-10-2007
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MetroXpress online focuses on Why Democracy?
02-10-2007
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Please Vote For Me to screen at Leeds Film Festival
01-10-2007
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SVT schedules own democracy week, "Varför Demokrati"
27-09-2007
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Guest bloggers "arrive" at Why Democracy? House
26-09-2007
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