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Free Lunch Society

19 March 2018 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Free Lunch Society

Director: Christian Tod | Countries of production: Austria, Germany | Year: 2017 | Length: 95 min
Language: English, German with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

What would you do if your income were taken care of?

Imagine a situation where you and everyone you know who lives in Scotland received the same minimum payment from the Government each month, regardless of your circumstances.

It may seem a far-fetched idea, but the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been gathering steam, with several trials set to take place in Scotland within the next couple of years. What used to be seen as a utopian dream has been backed by entrepreneurs, economists and philosophers from across the political spectrum and put forward as the next embodiment of true democracy. But what shape would it take – and would everyone be better off?

Spanning contemporary and historical perspectives, this playful documentary powerfully brings the concept of Universal Basic Income, and its possible implementation, to life.


Beyond the Screen

Join us for this one off screening, presented as a partnership between Take One Action Film Festivals and the Health and Social Care Academy, a programme of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE).


Stay with us after the film as we explore UBI and the effects its introduction could have for the people of Scotland, particularly in relation to health and social care. We will be joined by Jamie Cooke, Head of RSA Scotland, Lynn Williams, an unpaid carer living in Glasgow, and Julie McLachlan, Economic Growth Policy Manager – Economy and Communities at North Ayrshire Council.


As part of our growing commitment to increase accessibility, the film will be fully subtitled and the post-screening conversation will feature simultaneous BSL interpretation.


The Health and Social Care Academy has a number of free tickets available for people to whom the entrance fee might be a barrier to their participation in the event. To find out more, please contact event@alliance-scotland.org.uk


If you would like to book your ticket over the phone or in person please contact the CCA (0141 352 4900). Please note there will be a £1 booking fee for each ticket.

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