Earn a Living

    • Yuval Orr
    • France, Germany, Netherlands, United States
    • 2018
    • 90 min
    • Interactive
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    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.

    Credits

    • 90 min
    Created by
    Margaux Missika, Yuval Orr
    Director
    Yuval Orr
    Co-director
    Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Peter Murimi, Hyoe Yamamoto
    Production
    Auriane Meilhon, Margaux Missika for Upian, Gregory Trowbridge for Upian, Alexandre Brachet for Upian
    Executive producer
    Margaux Missika for Upian
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