FREE LUNCH SOCIETY

A film by Christian Tod
Documentary  |  95 min |  AUT, DEU  |  2017
A co-production with OVALmedia

SYNOPSIS

What would you do if your income were taken care of? Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before - intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR INCOME WERE TAKEN CARE OF?

Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before – intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

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FESTIVALS

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Programmes Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Prog. Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen International Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland)
and Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Programmes Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival 2017
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Feature Film Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels 2017
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER in Moscow
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland), El Documental Del Mes (Spain), New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa

QUOTES

»The film has the potential to challenge people’s stances and get them to consider an unconditional basic income!« – KLAUS KOFLER, FUTUROLOGIST

»A film that today has already documented the world of tomorrow.« – MICHAEL BOHMEYER, GRUNDEINKOMMEN.DE

»It is conceivable that people will cease to do all activities that can be calculated and described. But whether it becomes a social drama or a success story is still open. The biggest risk I see is us sleeping through the opportunities and new challenges that arise as a result of digitalisation or using them to the disadvantage of people. The greatest opportunity I see is that through digitalisation we realise that in the future there will be no need for hard work and obedience. I think in terms of raising children - in fact in terms of everything we do - we would be well advised to cultivate and foster the coming virtues. The new virtues also include perceptiveness: being able to perceive impartially and precisely.« – DANIEL HÄNI, INITIATIVE GRUNDEINKOMMEN

»The film has the potential to challenge people’s stances and get them to consider an unconditional basic income!« – KLAUS KOFLER, FUTUROLOGIST

»A film that today has already documented the world of tomorrow.« – MICHAEL BOHMEYER, GRUNDEINKOMMEN.DE

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 95 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES – German, English
SUBTITLES – German, English
LOCATIONS – DEU, CHE, USA, CAN, NAM, AUT 
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP, BluRay
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby SRD 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 2.39:1
PICTURES/SEC – 24

Running time: 95/52 minutes
Original languages:
German, English
Subtitle languages:
German, English
Shooting locations:
Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Namibia, Austria
Shooting format: 4K - 5K
Screening format: DCP, BluRay
Aspect ratio: 1:2,39
Pictures/sec: 24
Colour: Colour
Sound: Dolby SRD 5.1

CREW

DIRECTOR & WRITER
Christian Tod

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Lars Barthel & Joerg Burger

EDITORS
Cordula Werner & Elke Groen

SOUND RECORDIST & SOUND DESIGNER
Peter Rösner

MUSIC COMPOSER
Peter Rösner

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Andrea Minauf & Janine Hahmann

CO-PRODUCERS
Robert Cibis & Lilian Franck

PRODUCERS
Arash T. Riahi & Karin C. Berger

Director & Screenplay: Christian Tod
Cinematography/DOP:
Lars Barthel, Joerg Burger
Editing: Cordula Werner & Elke Groen
Sound & Sounddesign: Peter Rösner
Music: Peter Rösner
Production management:
Andrea Minauf, Janine Hahmann
Commissioning editor ARTE: Kathrin Brinkmann
Commissioning editor ORF: Heinrich Mis
Co-producer: Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck
Producer: Arash T. Riahi & Karin C. Berger

CAST

Götz Werner
Fran Ulmer
Peter Barnes 
Charles Murray
Frances Fox Piven
Evelyn Forget
Emmanuel Saez
Michael Bohmeyer
Albert Wenger
Daniel Häni
Zephania Kameeta
Marshall Brain

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