Mincome documentary shorT
We are creating a short documentary to reveal the stories that capture the personal findings of Mincome. Through the art of cinema we are crafting a compelling and emotional film by focusing on the residents of Dauphin to show how Mincome impacted their life. The film will help audiences understand how the pilot was deployed and impact that it had on the residents who received it. The goal of the project is to show the positive impact to leaders considering the implementation of a Basic Income in the US. Our hope is that the success in Dauphin spurs the adoption in the US.
Mincome was a pilot in Dauphin, a Manitoba, Canada from 1974 to 1979. During this pilot a Basic Income was available to the residents who needed it most. It was a saturation site where any resident could apply; ultimately over 2,000 people received a guaranteed income in Dauphin.
The pilot was deployed as a negative income tax meaning ultimately only people beneath a certain income would receive cash.
Cast of Characters
We are currently in pre-production and plan to visit Dauphin, Winnipeg and Toronto in fall of 2017. If you are a resident of Dauphin, participated in the pilot project from 1974-1979 and are interested in sharing your story, we would love to hear from you.