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The Resource Pig tusks and paper money, by Lilliana Gibbs Production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Pig tusks and paper money, by Lilliana Gibbs Production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Label
Pig tusks and paper money
Title
Pig tusks and paper money
Statement of responsibility
by Lilliana Gibbs Production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There are two currencies in Papua New Guinea. The modern cash economy and a traditional economy based around shell money, banana leaf bundles and pig tusks. But there exists no legitimate system of exchange between the two. Henry Tokabak dreams of creating a bank where people can exchange their shell money for cash. He feels that the global economy takes a heavy toll on indigenous people. "Shell money gets exchanged within the community, but paper money just goes away." In the traditional economy, indigenous people live quite well without money. They build their houses, farm their land and barter for any extra items. They need cash only for bus fare, school fees and taxes. However, by standards set by the global economy they are cash poor. Henry's dream is frustrated by the regulation of the banking business. Even the word "bank" cannot be used to describe his operation. Further hindering his crusade is his pending court case for misappropriating public funds to establish an informal bank. Yet Henry has the support of many in his community. Sarah, a successful storekeeper on the Trobriand Islands, deals with both currencies and agrees on the need for such an institution. A provocative film for both anthropology and economics classes
Awards note
  • Association for Asian Studies, 2001
  • Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Video Festival, 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Lilliana Gibbs Productions
Runtime
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banks and banking
  • Legal tender
  • Monetary policy
  • Paper money
  • Papua New Guinea
Target audience
general
Label
Pig tusks and paper money, by Lilliana Gibbs Production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652568
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652568/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (50 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210276
  • (OCoLC)747798933
Video recording format
other
Label
Pig tusks and paper money, by Lilliana Gibbs Production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652568
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652568/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (50 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210276
  • (OCoLC)747798933
Video recording format
other

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