Right Now Film Festival heads to The Poly Cinema in Falmouth on the 26th and 27th of March with a programme of feature documentaries that take a deeper look at power structures and inequalities in the world today.
The first film on Brexit gives the floor to the people of Brexitannia, whose screenings will mark one year to go until the official EU withdrawal date in March 2019.
And what would you do if your income were taken care of? As Universal Basic Income is trialled in Scotland this year, Free Lunch Society takes a playful and fascinating look into the concept and how it could be a reality.
Festival director Tom Vaughan says “We were compelled to create a programme that brings together some of today’s biggest talking points, from the beginning of vital movements such as Black Lives Matter to the future of welfare and of course, the UK’s very own Brexit.
“We’re also thrilled to feature more young filmmaking talent than ever, with the half of the directors in the programme under 35.”
“We believe in the power film has in educating and raising awareness, and that the best films can be an informative facilitator of social change. We look forward to screening the programme to audiences across the country.”
Director: Timothy George Kelly Running Time 80 mins Country UK & Russia Starring Noam Chomsky, Nick Srnicek, Heidi Mirza
Monday 26th March, 7.30pm (tickets on sale now)
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On/off. Yes/no. Leave or Remain? While referenda always divide people, Brexit did so in a manner unprecedented in modern British history: old pitted against young, nationalists against migrants and “the people” against “the elite”. But underneath these binaries we find human beings whose individual stories influenced the outcome of this historic and perplexing vote.
Brexitannia presents the people of a once powerful empire as they negotiate their identities in a world that is changing faster than ever and in which power appears further from people’s own hands.
Free Lunch Society
Director Christian Tod Running Time 95 mins Country Austria & Germany
Tuesday, March 27, 7.30pm (tickets on sale now)
What would you do if your income were taken care of? Globalization, automation, Donald Trump. The middle class is falling apart. Time for a complete rethink. Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this idea is more imaginable than ever before, and intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps.
From Alaska’s oil fields to the Namibian steppes, Free Lunch Society takes us on a grand journey and shows us what the driverless car has to do with the ideas of a German billionaire and a Swiss referendum.
(from a press release)