Episode of Series “Folktales from around the world”.
An animated story about a Chinese potter who makes a beautiful porcelain teapot for the Emperor who regards its worth as priceless. It is then seen to be desirable and is inevitably stolen from the Emperor’s palace. In a series of transactions that follow in various parts of the world, it is exchanged for items from other cultures that are equally regarded as priceless. Provides a simple introduction to the notion of trade, as well as the economic and aesthetic considerations involved in the determination of the worth of a product. Suitable for middle and upper primary level.
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In ACMI's collection
Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Commerce
Animation → Animated films - United States
Childrens Films → Children 6-12
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Commerce
Educational & Instructional → Instructional
Literature → Folk literature, Chinese
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)