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Watch: James Schamus Reveals What’s Really Behind the U.S. Dollar

Watch: James Schamus Reveals What's Really Behind the U.S. Dollar

All the films in CNN’s “We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss” are officially live (here, and on YouTube). Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (2005’s “Super Size Me”) and exec producer Paul G. Allen tapped a rich slate of directors including Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Thirteen”), Mary Harron (“American Psycho”), Akiva Goldsman (“Winter’s Tale”), Jessica Yu (“Last Call at the Oasis”), Spurlock himself, and many more to present this major query of the US economy.

Not sure where to begin? Watch three-time Oscar nominee, former Focus Features CEO and Ang Lee screenwriting acolyte James Schamus’ two shorts below. In these irreverent videos, Schamus walks us behind the curtain of the US banking system. What are the banks really doing with our dollars?

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