Friday, 22 February 2008

Capitalism and Other Kids' Stuff

Presented by Paddy Joe Shannon

Capitalism & Other Kids' Stuff was made by four members of the Socialist Party on a freezing Saturday afternoon in a church hall at Hebburn in the north east of England, and on a budget of £80 which was spent on travel expenses, the cost of hiring the hall and some cold cheese pasties. The film may be rough and ready but it's hoped that it says something real to you. The ideas it proposes are those you're unlikely to see on any TV show, art house play or even the news networks. A cursory Google search will reveal the extent of this film's global popularity. Not only has it appeared on TV as far away as the USA and New Zealand, it is now on the syllabus of university courses.

The Jacket design endorsements:

"I've been teaching for 30 years, twenty of them here at this university, and I find this to be one of the best short films I've ever used." Doug Brown, Professor of Economics, North Arizona University

"I actually just completed watching the entire thing straight through to the end. All I can say is: Oh my god, I just can't believe how good this is." Bill Huston, Binghampton Indymedia, New York.

"We have observed your amazing documentary and we are very interested in broadcasting it on Venezuelan Public Television." Jorge Marciano, Venezolena de Television.

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