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Can you imagine life without money?1 min read

15 April 2011 2 min read


Can you imagine life without money?1 min read

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Imagine life without money in Singapore. How will one settle food and transport? Least to say that desirable bag or clothes.

In Germany, 68-year-old Heidemarie Schwermer made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago and live a city nomad life.

Her life story was made into a documentary “Living Without Money”, and Sinema Old School will be screening it on 30 April (Saturday). In true spirit of this film, Sinema Old School will not be charging for tickets.

Instead, we welcome all of you to bring something of value to Sinema and exchange that with a movie ticket. It can be anything from a set of markers, to paper, or blank CDs, etc. We accept all sorts of office stationery, and even food like biscuits or instant noodles.

The documentary Living Without Money portraits the life of 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago. She cancelled her apartment, gave away all of her belongings and kept nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This was a decision that changed the entire outlook on her life dramatically.

Today, after 14 years, she is still living almost without money and claims she is feeling more free and independent than ever. The film follows Heidemarie in her day to day life and shows the challenges she meets by living an alternative lifestyle.

The film reflects around themes of materialism and over-consumption ““ how money influences our way of thinking, living and acting ““ and the consequences this has on our life, health and the environment.

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