Films > Uprooted

Free Money

(Free Money)



Plzeň Moving Station, Koperníkova 574/56, Plzeň
Pelhřimov Hotel Slávie, Masarykovo náměstí 29, Pelhřimov
Praha Světozor Cinema – small hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1
Ústí nad Orlicí Malá scéna, Havlíčkova 621, Ústí nad Orlicí
Rožnov pod Radhoštěm KinoKavárna Vrátnice, 1. máje 1000, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Brno Kino Art, Cihlářská 19, Brno
Praha Prague Municipal Library – large hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1
Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň, Economist
Jan Mrkvička, People in Need
Zuzana Uhde, Sociologist
Ostrava Impact Hub, Sokolská třída 1263/24, Ostrava
Olomouc Mozarteum, Václavské nám. 811, Olomouc
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio Description Assistance Dog
Police nad Metují Kolárovo divadlo, Jiráskova 151, Police nad Metují

Další projekce

About the film

The non-profit organization GiveDirectly has launched an experiment to fight poverty. It will send unconditional basic income to selected villagers in Kenya and observe how their lives change during the first years of the project.

Adult residents in three villages in Kenya are to receive twenty-two dollars a month for twelve years. According to the non-profit organization GiveDirectly, that should be enough to lift them out of poverty. The idea of free money seems too good to be true, but the first instalment arrives and the community starts to change. Some can start going to school. Others fix up their house, or buy a cow. But hidden behind the numbers are the destinies of real people. Their stories have not been captured in tables and analyses by an organization focused on the outcome. An imaginary line was drawn – people on one side gained the chance for a better life, but those on the other side did not.


Free Money

Original Title

Free Money

Original Language

English, Swahili


English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin

Kenya, USA


77 min.


Possibilities of the Future, Work, Cost of Safety, Africa

Sam Soko
Sam Soko

Lauren DeFilippo
Lauren DeFilippo

Others Films from category Uprooted

Free Money