Program
Young Storytellers in Russia
Producing Organization
KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
KCTS 9 (Seattle, Washington)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-283-4947df8d
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Description
Program Description
"Heidi, Rebecca, Paul, Monica, Justin and Britt are six very different children from the Northwest. Yet, they all have one thing in common--they love to tell stories. In the spring of 1986, these children and twenty-one others had a special opportunity--to share their enjoyment of storytelling with audiences in the Soviet Union. Led by professional storyteller Michale Gabriel, twenty-seven Northwest children ranging in age from ten to fifteen traveled to Moscow, Odessa and Leningrad as part of Young Storytellers for Peace, a unique project launched by Gabriel. "The group's experiences in the Soviet Union are captured in YOUNG STORYTELLERS IN RUSSIA. The documentary focuses on the six young people before and during their Soviet tour. Their eighteen-day itinerary in Russia--highlighted in cinema verite--included visits to English-speaking schools, Pioneer Palaces, private homes, and joint concerts between storytelling children and their Soviet counterparts, who also told stories, danced, played instruments and sang. The language barrier was minimal, since several of the American children spoke some Russian and had learned a number of stories in Russian. In addition, many of the Soviet children spoke English. "Close friendships developed between the children of the two countries. One of the most poignant moments in YOUNG STORYTELLERS IN RUSSIA features the kids discussing their mutual desire for peace and lasting friendship. As one Soviet Intourist guide noted, 'The children can teach all of us grown-ups a lesson in how to make friends.'"--1986 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1986-09-09
Created Date
1986
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:59:16.969
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Credits
Producing Organization: KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-4919f80a87f (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:58:00
KCTS 9
Identifier: cpb-aacip-0d3764a5448 (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:57:46
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Citations
Chicago: “Young Storytellers in Russia,” 1986-09-09, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, KCTS 9, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-283-4947df8d.
MLA: “Young Storytellers in Russia.” 1986-09-09. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, KCTS 9, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-283-4947df8d>.
APA: Young Storytellers in Russia. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, KCTS 9, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-283-4947df8d