«We look for films that enable people to navigate the world we live in»

INTERVIEW: Modern Times Review speaks with The Why Foundation CEO/Executive Producer Mette Hoffmann Meyer.

How do you pick the topics for each of your programmes?
It depends. For our Why Stories program, which is ongoing, and in its 5th season, we buy 20 completed films per year and then donate them to underserved countries. We generally focus on human rights and human-interest films. And we look for films that enable people to navigate the world we live in. Human rights including for example inequality, women’s and girls’ rights, the rule of law, slavery. We also look for geographical diversity and for films primarily made by local filmmakers.

The topics for our thematic programs are more defined and focused, and they come up . . .

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Bianca-Olivia Nita
Bianca is a freelance journalist and documentary critic. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.

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