The Museum of TV & Radio will host the New York Premiere of "The World According to Sesame Street" as part of its annual Documentary Festival.
This insightful documentary from Participant Productions, which premiered at Sundance, examines the challenges and complexities of exporting the Muppets to such countries as Bangladesh, Kosovo, and South Africa. The Sesame Street denizens show that education can still thrive in countries devastated by war, AIDS, or poverty, and that intercultural dialogue is a force that can help change the world. (2005; 107 min.)
Q&A with Linda Hawkins Costigan, Filmmaker; Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Filmmaker; Kate Amend, Editor; Joan Ganz Cooney, Chmn. of Exec. Com., Sesame Workshop; Gary Knell, Pres./CEO, Sesame Workshop; Marty Robinson, Puppeteer, Sesame Street; Nadine Zylstra, Prod., Sesame Workshop
Tickets: $25; $15 Members; $10 Students
Buy online or call 212.621.6600, Dial "0" for operator
Official Website: http://www.mtr.org/events/ss-df.htm
Added by MT&R on September 20, 2006