Free Lunch Society

DIRECTOR: Christian Tod

COUNTRY: Austria, Germany

YEAR: 2017

RUN TIME: 95 min.

PRICE: $9.99

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Examining the possibilities of unconditional basic income.

 

As economic disparity grows and the middle class evaporates, is guaranteed basic income such a crazy idea? Free Lunch Society takes a deep dive into the revolutionary concept that might not just be a utopian pipedream, but a necessary course of action that’s gaining traction globally—including right here at home. Experts around the world factor in on this controversial debate and what it would take to make it a reality. Director Christian Tod intercuts fascinating interviews with archival footage featuring the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., surveying the history of basic income going back to the 70s. Just imagine: what would you do if you got a cheque covering your basic needs?