A short history of big business in Africa

A short history of big business in Africa

Release Date
Special Cast
Jack Waters
Editor
Larry Shea

This is a rough cut that never made it into our second film.

Accidentally invited as the World Trade Organization to be part of a panel called "Trade in Africa: Enhancing Relationships to Improve Net Worth," "Hanniford Schmidt" (Andy Bichlbaum) delivered a talk on what letting big business do its work freely can accomplish. During the comments by "Schmidt" and his three co-panelists, Schmidt's "stewardee," "Thomas Bongani-Nkemdilim" (actually Jack Waters), remained standing at respectful attention off to the side, prepared to perform a special "peace dance" if things became uncomfortable. See better-resolution photos here.

One conference attendee asked what incentive employers had to remain as stewards once their employees are too old to work or reproduce. Schmidt responded that a large new biotech market would answer that worry. He then reminded the audience that this was the only possible solution under free-market theory. There were no other questions from the audience taking issue with Schmidt's proposal.