Waste no.1 Money

Ijäs Jan

Inflation has resulted in the Zimbabwe dollar completely losing its value. Banknotes are literally recyclable goods, turned into tablecloths and lampshades, for example. In the Harare slums, which are rife with crime, valuable US dollar banknotes must be concealed in clothing, which means that the notes quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria. According to money launderers, dollar bills can best be gently hand washed with Omo detergent in warm water.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:17:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Waste no.1 Money
English Title

Waste no.1 Money

Production Countries
Finland,Zimbabwe
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jan Ijäs (Author), Arttu Peltomaa (Cinematographer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Okku Nuutilainen (Editor), Jan Ijäs (Editor), Svante Colérus (Sound Design), Rebecca Clamp (Actor), YLE (Funder), Kirkon Mediasäätiö (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Finnish Film Foundation SES (Funder)
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Jan Ijäs

Born: 1975

Media artist and film director Jan Ijäs (b. 1975) studied documentary film making at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University in Helsinki. His work can be described as a blend of avant garde, experimental media art and documentary film making. His films have been screened at more than 200 Finnish and international film festivals and as installations in museums and art galleries. He has won numerous awards, including the Finnish Risto Jarva Prize in 2011 for SWEET MOV(I)E, Raft of the Médusa, film about immigration won Amnesty International Award 2018 at the IndieLisboa film festival in Portugal.