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There are several things that we hope that people take from the film. Number one is reflected in a quote that Anu Gupta of Sesame Workshop said: “Children are not born haters, they are taught to hate.” We were so surprised to find three- and four-year-old Serbians and Albanians in Kosovo talking about each other with distrust and hatred. We hope that people understand that our actions and speech have repercussions.
—Co-Director/Producer Linda Hawkins Costigan

Created in cooperation with the show itself, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET explores the drama and complexities behind producing international versions of the world's most popular children's television program. Sesame Workshop strives to take the iconic American television show and localize it, influencing a new generation to embrace equality and acceptance through learning.

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