You've probably seen one of James Schamus' movies. The former CEO of Focus Features was the screenwriter for The Ice Storm and Crouching Tiger - Hidden Dragon, and producer for Brokeback Mountain and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Schamus recently took part in a new series, We the Economy (which was produced by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock). The series was designed to raise awareness and understanding about the mechanics of the US economy.
The video, below, sets out to address the question: "What is the real value of a dollar?" The answer, as Schamus puts it, is going to "freak you out."