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The Curious History of Money

UK, 1969 (MIFF 1970, Programme 2)

Director: Beryl Stevens

The origins of money in primitive barter, the introduction of cheques - and of credit cards-this breezy cartoon is a model of propaganda films.

Bronze Medal, San Francisco

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