STEPS INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit organisation based in Denmark with offices in South Africa and Denmark.
STEPS INTERNATIONAL creates projects around high quality documentary films that address the great issues of our time. The films are made available for global viewing and sharing through a unique combination of partnerships with broadcasters, digital media platforms and community organizations.
WHY POVERTY? is Steps’ third world-wide collaboration and follows the award winning successes of Why Democracy? (2007) and Steps for the Future (2001).
STEPS began in 2001 with Steps for the Future, a provocative, positive, and unconventional collection of 38 films about life in Southern Africa in the time of HIV/AIDS. The films were directed by Southern African filmmakers, many of them first time filmmakers.
In 2007 STEPS INTERNATIONAL created Why Democracy? 10 documentaries and 13 shorts were produced and shown around the world via 55 partner broadcasters followed by an extensive educational distribution. The films won numerous awards among them an Academy Award (Oscar) to director Alex Gibney for his compelling documentary Taxi To The Dark Side.
Says Nick Fraser, Chairman of the Board and Executive Producer “No organization exists like STEPS capable not only of commissioning brilliant, provocative films but raising money for them and getting together broadcasters from all over the world capable, by acting together, of reaching very large audiences.”