My goal with this film was to make the first film that really shows basic income in action.
In Crazy Money the story is told by the people, because we are all human.
Everytime and everywhere.
When travelling in Uganda in 2011, I sat and watched Jeeps from different Western countries and different international organizations passing by. I wondered what would be possible if the money used to purchase one vehicle was given directly to the people they claimed to be in service to? What would happen if people and communities got autonomy over their own lives?
What if international organizations stopped dictating communities' needs and instead shared the resources towards community self-determination.
We set out to answer that question with Crazy Money. We all need money to meet our basic needs. While it can’t buy happiness, it is difficult to be happy and safe in this society without it. The Crazy Money team is grateful to the community of Busibi for sharing their lives and stories with us in hopes of creating a better world where we all have what we need to survive.
Basic income is a hopeful way forward that honors our basic human rights in a capitalized world.