March 23, Friday

Free Lunch Society (2017)

Directed by Christian Tod
Austria, Germany | PG | Documentary | English, German | 95 min
Venue: Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah
Time: Mar 23, 4:30pm

What would you do if your income were taken care of?

Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before – intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

Pumzi (2009)

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Kenya, South Africa | PG | Sci-Fi | English | 21 min
Venue: Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah
Time: Mar 23, 3:30pm

Nature is extinct. The outside is dead. Asha lives and works as a museum curator in one of the indoor communities set up by the Maitu Council. When she receives a box in the mail containing soil, she plants an old seed in it and the seed starts to germinate instantly. Asha appeals to the Council to grant her permission to investigate the possibility of life on the outside but the Council denies her exit visa. Asha breaks out of the inside community to go into the dead and derelict outside to plant the growing seedling and possibly find life on the outside.

Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow (2017)

Directed by Fadi Baki
Germany, Lebanon | PG | Sci-Fi | Arabic | 29 min
Venue: Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah
Time: Mar 23, 3:00pm

A young filmmaker investigates the legend of ‘Manivelle’, an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut. After being coaxed back into the limelight, the people who knew him come forward to speak out and the myth that ‘Manivelle’ has constructed around himself starts to unravel.