Insignia Films Storytelling that Sheds Light on the Human Condition

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When universal basic income (UBI) comes to the Kenyan village of Kogutu, lives are forever changed. GiveDirectly, one of the fastest growing nonprofits of the 21st century, is sending free money for twelve years as part of the world’s largest UBI experiment. Filmmakers Lauren DeFilippo and Sam Soko juxtapose the story of these young economists, bankrolled by Silicon Valley and convinced that they have found an infallible algorithm to end world poverty, with portraits of local Kenyans whose lives are being dramatically impacted for better and for worse.




 

DIRECTORS

Lauren DeFilippo & Sam Soko


PRODUCERS

Amanda Pollak, Jeremy Allen, Jordan Fudge


EDITORS

Ryan Mullins, Raul Santos, Mila Aung-Thwin


ORIGINAL SCORE

Eduardo Aram


SALES INQUIRIES

Amanda Lebow
amanda.lebow@caa.com


FESTIVALS AND ALL OTHER INQUIRIES

Lauren Schwartz

lschwartz@fullpic.com 


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