The Rescope Project presents The Transitions Film Festival which showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change makers that are leading the way to a better world.
Free Lunch Society, the first international film in cinemas about basic income, is dedicated to one of the most crucial questions of our times.
What will we do for work and meaning when the robots take over? 'Free Lunch Society' explores the history, and possible future, of ‘Universal Basic Income’ and gives us a glimpse into the possible economy of tomorrow. A vital film in an era of increasing artificial intelligence and automation.
An unconditional basic income means money for everyone - as a human right without service in return. How do you view universal basic income? As a visionary reform project,neoliberal axe to the roots of the social state or socially romantic left-wing utopia?
From Alaska‘s oil fields to the Canadian prairie, from Washington‘s think tanks to the Namibian steppes, the film takes us on a grand journey and shows us what the driverless car has to do with the ideas of a German billionaire and a Swiss referendum.
‘Receiving public funds simply for existing may seem like sci-fi, but the idea of an unconditional basic income has been gathering steam’ - Metropole
The wonderful Andrea Gibbs, co-founder of Barefaced Stories, actor, and presenter on ABC Digital, will introduce the film as only she can. And following the screening will be a discussion with special guest Chris Twomey, a man who's been looking into the UBI for a while now as Research & Policy Development Leader at WACOSS, and Chair of the Green Institute.
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Screening Luna Outdoor March 24 at 8.00pm. Doors open 6.45pm. Normal tickets prices apply. Special guests will also feature at this screening.
Please note: all films as exempt from classification, but children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.