Barthélémy Toguo
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The thirsty gardner
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The thirsty gardner, 2005
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  Barthélémy Toguo wanted to hold watering money up to ridicule, that is to say that watering money does not make it grow. The dollar bill represents the world economy, the capitalism in general. It is not necessary the USA which are represented, as Barthélémy Toguo wants to give a universal dimension to his video. This video also points out the fact that if we are missing money (all around the world), why don't we create more bills? How does the economy run? When and why do we stop issuing bills?
The watering can is nourishing the money. Is the flowing water washing away the sins attached to the money?
It is also a paradox to see an African gardener watering a dollar bill. It is also a joke.