The documentary “UBI, our right to live” talks about the right of all human beings to subsist by the mere fact of being born. It is an idea already with history, but that has spread spectacularly in recent years, especially due to the fact that technology threatens to leave most of the population without employment to cover their needs. The documentary is composed mainly of interviews made not only to the founders, who have been working on this idea for more than thirty years, but also to academicians and activists, who tell us about their activities and experiences around the world.
Cosima Kern, Vice-Chair of Bündnis Grundeinkommen
Daniel Raventós, Co-founder of Red Renta Básica and professor of Economics
Elizabeth Rhodes, Research director. Y Combinator Research. Oakland.
Guy Standing, BIEN co-founder and professor of U. of London
Julen Bollain, Economist. Parliamentarian of the Basque Country by Elkarrekin Podemos
LLuis Torrens, Observatory of Citizen Participation in Barcelona
Louise Haagh, Chair of BIEN and professor at the University of York
Mayte Quintanilla, Chair of HRBU, Humanists for Universal Basic Income
Ping Xu, Founder of a UBI Taiwan
Rena Masuyama, Filmmaker and activist
Sara Bizzarro, Member of BIEN and of USBIG and Research Fellow at CEPS
Scott Santens, Writer and advocate of basic income for all
Sonja Scherndl, Share The World’s Resources (STWR)
Philippe van Parijs, BIEN co-founder, philosopher, social scientist
On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries that don’t have nuclear weapons but live under their threat voted for a ban. Without the knowledge of most of their citizens, the governments of the world’s nuclear powers didn’t vote, and yet the ban went ahead. Something new is happening.
This documentary film about efforts to bring a nuclear weapon ban treaty into international law and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, is told through the voices of leading activists from several different organizations and countries and the president of the negotiating conference.
This 58 minute documentary film takes the viewer through a brief history of the bomb and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them ever since their invention. It moves into a consideration of the humanitarian initiative that successfully challenged the dominant security narrative and the historic steps taken since 2010 to take the treaty from a dream into a reality. Finally, the film shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatise nuclear weapons until they are finally eradicated.
Extracts of fourteen interviews are woven into the story that will leave you feeling inspired!
Ray Acheson (Canada), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Pedro Arrojo (Spain), Congressman
Beatrice Fihn (Sweden), Executive Director, ICAN
Dr. Ira Helfand (USA), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Daniel Högsta (Sweden), Campaign Coordinator, ICAN
Kathleen Lawand, Head of Arms Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross
Rafael de la Rubia (Spain), World without Wars and Violence
Alice Slater (USA), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Susi Snyder (USA), PAX, The Netherlands
Setsuko Thurlow (Japan), Hiroshima bomb survivor
Carlos Umaña (Costa Rica), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Elayne Whyte Gómez (Costa Rica), President of the UN Ban Treaty negotiating conference