Found this on the web: Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:30 AM ET Participant Prods. is teaming up with International Street Prods. to produce "The World According to Sesame Street." Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Linda Hawkins will direct and produce the documentary, which examines the history of the children's program as well as its cultural, political and social impact around the globe. The film will shoot for a year across several continents; Sesame Workshop co-produces 20 different "Sesame" productions worldwide with local producers, directors, casts and crews. A documentary that will examine the cultural, political and social impact of the various foreign versions of "Sesame Street" is getting ready to begin a yearlong shoot across several continents. Among the topics of "The World According to Sesame Street" are the impact of an HIV -positive "Muppet" character in compelling the South African government to address the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic, the creation of a strong female character that challenged traditional gender roles in Egypt and programing designed to foster cross-cultural tolerance in post-conflict Kosovo. Reuters/Hollywood Reporter .