Movie Monday: Money for Free

Published kaithleen - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 3:01pm

For this Movie Monday, August 27th at 7 PM, Universal Basic Income (UBI) Gainesville will present "Money for Free".
(VPRO Documentary, 2014) - 50 minutes in length

[NOTE: VPRO Television is a national public broadcasting company in the Netherlands. It has a long-standing tradition in the production of political, social, and cultural documentaries throughout the world. Backlight is VPRO's weekly, 50-minute, current affairs/ documentary program. "Money for Free" is an episode from Backlight]

Michael Bohmeyer, a young German, has started a crowdfunding campaign for an unconditional basic income. With every 12,000 euros raised, one person gets an income of 1000 euros per month for a year. So far, eight people have been receiving this basic income. VPRO Backlight talks about the need for social security experiments to give people the opportunity to make the most of their own talents and qualities. Featuring: Guy Standing (economist, UK), Matthias Gijsbertsen (alderman for Social Affairs, Groningen), Albert Wenger (venture investor, New York) and Michael Bohmeyer (IT entrepreneur, Germany).

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmLlOor9R14
WikiPedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlight_(documentary_program)
YouTube Link (Full Documentary in English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hidqABq4Yc

Universal Basic Income (UBI) Gainesville is an independent community action group which supports and advocates for a basic income guarantee. We bring together people from all cross-sections of society to study and promote universal basic income. We believe UBI is a viable solution for addressing growing trends in poverty, economic insecurity, and the negative implications of automation and artificial intelligence (AI). We further believe a basic income will serve as an enabler of personal human freedom. Our highest aim and commitment is to end global poverty and expand human potential. All are welcome.

Key Policy Goals/Objectives:

1. Advocate for Universal Basic Income at the City, County and State and National Level.
2. Promote and advocate for poverty alleviating policies.

Screening Is Free, donations are appreciated.

When:
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated