Sam Soko, Lauren De Filippo

Kenya, United States - 2022 - 75’ - IDFA 2022, CPH:DOX 2023

A poor village in Kenya has been selected by an American NGO to take part in the world’s largest experiment in universal basic income. For 12 years, villagers receive a monthly wage of about 20 dollars without having to work for it. “Free Money” dives into questions such as what does this mean for poverty in the area, or for the villagers’ dreams for the future, their relationship with their neighbours who still live in deep poverty. The questions are big and potentially revolutionary, because the citizen’s wage is a political dream and a hot topic concerning universal labour that is here to stay. 

24.09, 18:00, ODEON CINEMA