If you were a child during the last five-plus decades, chances are strong that you’ve had a healthy dose of Sesame Street. A new documentary, which made its premiere at Sundance Film Festival a few months ago, explores the groundbreaking history of the iconic show and its real-world effects on equality, education, and representation worldwide. Based on Michael Davis’ book, Marilyn Agrelo’s documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street will arrive in theaters this month, followed by a digital debut next month, and now the first trailer has arrived.
Joh Fink said in his review, “Sidestepping the curse that has befallen lesser behind-the-scenes documentaries taking on subjects with an immense archival body amassed over the course of decades, Marilyn Agrelo’s fascinating and well-constructed Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street is a focused look at the show’s origins before it became an international cultural juggernaut.”
Watch the trailer below.
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street opens in theaters on April 23 and on demand on May 7.