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The World According to Sesame Street
The World According to Sesame Street
Actor: *
Director: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton;Linda Hawkins Costigan
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Anime & Manga
NR     2006     1hr 39min

Did you know that Cookie Monster speaks Albanian and Serbian? Or that Kami, a South African Muppet sings in Zulu? Have you met Tuktuki, a new character who might reach over 13 million kids in Bangladesh? In more than 12...  more »


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Actor: *
Director: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton;Linda Hawkins Costigan
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Anime & Manga
Sub-Genres: Educational, Documentary, Anime & Manga
Studio: Sony Wonder (Video)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/24/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Tara A. (tarama) from PUEBLO, CO
Reviewed on 7/23/2010...
I loved this documentary! Promotes tolerance and peace. Plus, who doesn't like Sesame Street. It's awesome.

Movie Reviews

It's about so much more than a television show
Kevvboy | New York, NY | 11/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an absolutely terrific documentary that I first saw on "Independent Lens" on PBS.

As "Sesame Street" spreads around the world, the creators of the show go to great pains to involve local people and cultures in the local version of the show. Oftentimes this is happening in unstable countries and involves considerable risk on the part of the producers. The rhythm of the film builds and builds, the tension rises, and it becomes quite an emotional journey.

At first you may wonder why it's important - why do the kids of war-ravaged Bosnia need Muppets? But when you see the desperate conditions of these kids, you are made to realize how important a tiny bit of education - even via TV - can be in the life of a truly vulnerable child.

I found myself caring a great deal about whether or not the producers would get "Sesame Street" on the air in Bangladesh. I had tears in my eyes watching a bunch of kids clustered around a TV, watching the first show ever created to help them learn more.

This is a wonderful piece of film work, an inspiring story, and an unscripted drama all in one. I'm not even a big fan of the Muppets, to tell the truth - but I loved this film."
But not for the little ones
Constant Reader | Boston, Massachusetts | 03/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Sesame Street and its history and worldwide scope, then this is a DVD you'll enjoy. It won't hold the attention of small children who are expecting Elmo to pop out singing the ABCs.

This is more in-depth regarding the making of the Sesame Street franchise around the world.

Superb story of responsiveness, adaptation and listening
ConBrio | Switzerland | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful film that demonstrates that Sesame Street's core strength lies not in its characters, but in its process for uncovering and manifesting each culture's core values - while staying true to Sesame Street's core values of equality, equal opportunity and hope. Inspiring, fun, educational and very, very moving. A model for any and all cross-cultural discussions."