With artificial intelligence and automation eroding job security, and inequality skyrocketing globally, could there be a simple panacea for society’s greatest challenges? Inherent Good introduces an increasingly popular grassroots policy, Universal Basic Income (UBI), as a vehicle to transform the economy into one that is thriving, sustainable, and centered around the well-being of all people.
Advancements in technology have allowed us to produce much more with a lot less – resulting in underemployment, weaker purchasing power, and proliferating social and economic injustice. Now the world is fighting a health pandemic, exposing the holes in our current safety nets, and leading us into an indefinite recession.
Inherent Good is a feature documentary that introduces an increasingly popular grassroots policy, Universal Basic Income (UBI), as a vehicle to transform the economy into one that is thriving, sustainable, and centered around the well-being of all people.
Featuring comedian Trae Crowder, a.k.a. “The Liberal Redneck”, and Andrew Yang, former U.S. presidential candidate, Inherent Good examines the policy of ‘no-strings-attached’ cash payments through diverse stories of perseverance from heartland Americans and firsthand accounts from participants in a groundbreaking basic income pilot program launched in Jackson.
The stylised fashion documentary Goodwill Dumping brings the enormity of the industry surrounding donated secondhand clothing to light. The film showcases the journey that discarded pieces of clothing make and what kind of impact this has on local industries. Due to its globalised scale this immense industry has something otherworldly. The film shows the process and butterfly effect caused by the simple action of donating your old T-shirt. Creatures consisting of mountains of discarded clothes add a layer of stylised and surrealistic commentary on the industry.