• Short Summary

    A look at objects used as currency from countries in the developing world.

  • Description

    World Money. Part of 'Look out for Laughter' issue.

    Aerial shot of herd of animals running across plain somewhere in Africa.

    British Museum, London.

    Various shots of model holding different objects used as currency in developing world: salt bars from Abyssinia (Ethiopia), iron hoes from Sudan, cowrie shells, knife used by tribes of Belgian Congo, arrowheads ('Ainyu') from Nigeria, a large stone ring from Caroline Islands, beads used by Native Americans (Red Indians), stone axe head from New Guinea, whale's tooth from Fiji Islands.

    Between shots of the model are animated diagrams by Joe Noble of arrows pointing to relevant countries on map of the world.

    Various diagrams of money from ancient China. C/U of variety of Chinese money in shape of knives, spears and spades. Diagram of ancient Chinese shoe. C/U of money in shape of shoe. Diagram of coin shaped like a shirt. Cartoon of a Chinese man wearing a shirt. C/U of real shirt shaped money.

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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:23:00 / 01:57:54:00
    NSP 23

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