Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street is a loose recounting of Sesame Street's formative years on the air, and the visionaries instrumental in bringing this special program to life, through to the death of Jim Henson in 1990.
The documentary gives such a complete and complex history, that even I, someone deeply ingrained in the puppetry world, who already knew most of this information, learned a lot.
The interviews are full of insightful answers, and the expertly sourced and edited b-roll contextualizes the information in a visually engaging and critical way. The team clearly has a lot of love and passion for the show, and that comes through in this film.
That said, it isn't perfect. There is…