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Earn a Living

Seven documentaries about a universal basic income explore our relationship with work and money, from Kenya to the Netherlands and from North Carolina to Tokyo.

What would you do if a universal basic income were introduced so that every month, an amount of money appeared in your bank account? Would you stop working? Would you change your life? In a series of questions, seven short documentaries explore our relationship with work and money.

The Cherokee Native Americans in North Carolina have been receiving a basic income for 20 years: half of the casino revenue in their land trust is shared equally among the population. In Tokyo, the statistics are rapidly veering in the opposite direction: overtime is the norm, and hundreds of people literally work themselves to death each year.

What happens when an NGO introduces a basic income in a Kenyan village? How realistic are the utopian ideas of the group of programmers who in the wake of bitcoin also want to create a “bitnation”? The interface in the interactive series Earn a Living translates this worldwide view to the value of money, time and work in your own society.

TV5MONDE supports all French-language productions at IDFA 2018. For more French documentaries with Ducth subtitles, visit TV5MONDE.

Project details

Year of development :2018
Created by:Margaux Missika, Yuval Orr, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
With:Peter Murimi, Hyoe Yamamoto

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