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Free Lunch Society

Date and Time

Sun 20th May, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Mercury Cinema
13 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Event description

Receiving public funds simply for existing may seem like sci-fi, but the idea of an unconditional basic income has been gathering steam – Metropole

What will we do for work and meaning when the robots take over? Free Lunch Society explores the history, and possible future, of a ‘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?

Depending on the type and scope, a basic income demonstrates very different ideological visions. Which side of the coin one sees depends on one‘s own idea of humankind: inactivity as sweet poison that seduces people into laziness, or freedom from material pressures as a chance for oneself and for the community.

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.

Free Lunch Society, the first international film in cinemas about basic income, is dedicated to one of the most crucial questions of our times.

CLASSIFICATION

*This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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