The main goal of this project is to raise awareness, to promote the idea of a Basic Income to people who have never heard of this before (and probably some of the ones who actually don’t care about such things.)
To achieve this we produce a series of short films (and probably a documentary) to reach the masses (i.e. mainstream), inspired by the most popular visions members of our community have submitted to us.
To make people identify with the Basic Income we need to link that theoretical idea with their own personal lifes. Not just another boring movie where economists talk for 2 hours about whatever and show hundreds of slidings charts. (Which is perfectly right - for another target group!) We need to picture a life WITH a Basic Income in a simple, entertaining way. We want to touch hearts make people dream and laugh - and realize how much they demand a Basic Income! ;)
We are convinced that thinking about that question leads most people to exactly this conclusion. Not just for ourselves, but for our neighbours who work 70 hours a week, for the homeless guy who sleeps in the abandoned factory across the street, for our best friend who had to sell her guitar, even the guy who stole our car to buy food for his family!
But HOW IS life with a Basic Income going to be?? We try to find the answer with help from the community. The simplest way to get people’s opinions, find out how they feel and what they think is to run polls and surveys. But we want more, a real community project.
If you need help creating your vision - let’s say you have a nice poem and you feel it needs a picture or you want to sing a duet or you have an idea and just need someone with a camera or you or... the possibilities to collaborate are almost endless.
Love, passion, creativity, health...very essential things in life.
By analyzing all the answers to our questions, polls and surveys, and not at least the user submitted visions we get a clear picture of what people expect from a Basic Income. We find out which parts of their life they hope to improve... to UNLEASH.
These ‚parts’ are going to be our topics for the single webisodes (episodes of the web series)... reflected in the titles, like ‚LOVE unleashed’, ‚PASSION unleashed’,... just as you can see it in the sliding pictures at our front page.
There are many different ideas about..., definitions of... and names for that basic income thing. But for our project it’s not important to define it exactly... Our goal is to promote the idea to people who have never heard of this before and did not study economics. We just want to make people think about their future, their lifes... That’s why we like the simple and straight definition from the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network:
The Basic Income Guarantee is an unconditional, government-insured guarantee that all citizens will have enough income to meet their basic needs.
Yes, for us that’s pretty much what it’s all about: meet our basic needs. Because... if we don’t have to fight to survive anymore we can focus on our other needs. Or other people’s needs. Or something completely else.
Ich bin ein Geschichten-Erzähler (Film-Regisseur) und Social Entrepreneur aus Berlin. Ich habe 3 Kinder, spiele ein paar Instrumente, sehe in die Zukunft mit meinem Tarot-Deck und liebe vegan Kochen. Zwar rede ich nun wirklich nicht zu viel - aber manchmal halte ich nicht den Mund, obwohl ich es klar sollte. :P
This project is non-profit and all products are shared for free! If we get money from a sponsor we share it with the creators of the corresponding product.
But it’s a full time job to manage the project, do all the marketing and social media stuff and produce the movies. We need to get paid for this and hope to convince some sponsors to help us out. We will also start individual crowdfunding campaigns for every single project to keep the budgets manageable.