The World According to Sesame Street (2006)

The World According to Sesame Street

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As co-directed by documentarians Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Linda Hawkins Costigan, the film The World According to Sesame Street probes the global phenomenon of adapting the seminal children's program Sesame Street to various local cultures. The Sesame Workshop (the program's parent company) has done so not only by varying the language but by adapting the characters and themes to suit indigenous cultural and political climates. Thus, Muppet characters in South Africa discuss HIV and AIDS, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
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On DVD: Oct 24, 2006
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All Critics (3)

Anyone who doubts the socially and culturally shaping powers of television, film or any other medium of expression need only look to Sesame Street in order to dispel their skepticism.

Full Review… | May 21, 2015
Slant Magazine

Serious adult docu about Muppets in the 3rd world.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The World According to Sesame Street

A view of Sesame Street that we don't see...the creation of adaptations for world markets. This isn't a case of American corporate domination but rather the attempt to ensure that certain values about child education are prized world wide. Very interesting.

John Ballantine
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Pretty interesting documentary. I guess I never thought about all of the complex socio-political issues that need to be taken into account when developing children's television in foreign countries.

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