Basic Income Documentary

What We're About

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Mission

We believe in a world where we all have the freedom, unencumbered by economic fear, to best serve and meet the needs of our communities and families as only we know how.

We are working to make that world possible by:


Supporting the Basic Income Movement

We are not just interested in telling a story about Basic Income; we are committed to using our work to support, build, and spread the Universal Basic Income movement and to find and promote solutions to these and other deeply entrenched injustices in our world.

Since 2015, we have been:

  • Creating emotional, strategic and story-driven media in a variety of different forms and lengths on the road to a feature-length documentary film that will highlight the human impact of historic Basic Income experiments and new ones underway.
  • Creating workshops, visioning exercise, games, role playing and other tools to spark meaningful conversations around not just about basic income, but that also lift the veil on economic insecurity and injustice in general, and helping normal folks imagine different possible economic futures.
  • Partnering with existing networks and organizers  across the political spectrum to support political initiatives and campaigns for a basic income in North America.

If you are involved with building the basic income movement—advocating for change, championing policy, or designing, implementing, or participating in Basic Income pilots—and want to help share the stories that matter to a wider audience, we would love to hear from you.


Sparking Public Imagination

The story we are telling isn't just about Basic Income. Basic Income is a lens into exploring how we want to evolve our social fabric, our economic structures and our community values together during a time in which the very foundations of our society and global economy are being fundamentally challenged and changed.

It seems inevitable that, over the coming decades, how we live and work will shift in ways that are hard to imagine today.What will the world look like in a few decades? What do we want it to look like?

Consider:

  • Economic engine, specifically capitalism is an incredible engine of creativity and innovation, but it has also created massive gaps between the ultra-rich and the poor. As of 2014, there are more than 45 million people (14.5%) in the U.S. who live below the poverty line, while the top 20% of Americans own 85% of the country's wealth. How can we help our economy—and even capitalism itself—evolve in a way that serves everyone?
  • The American Dream is no longer what it used to be. What makes us happy, and what is the best way to achieve this? Is it possible to live in a society where we can pursue our passions and pay the bills? What can we do to better align or interests, desires and skills with how we make a living?
  • Automation and artificial intelligence are on the verge of providing massive efficiencies, but it also means that robots are primed to replace human jobs at a scale never before seen. This will not just be a blue-collar phenomenon. How can we respond preemptively to prevent the massive increases in inequality and poverty that would come with large segments of the population out of work?

We are passionate about sparking conversation in everyday settings to fuel these often-taboo and esoteric-seeming aspects of our shared reality, in order to increase the feeling of agency that average citizens feel to question and dream about how our economy works at a fundamental level.

Join us on a journey to reivent our social fabric and create positive social transformation.


"The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity." ~ MLK