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Title Work

Title No: 21553

Title: Children of the U.N.

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film

Date: 1954 (Created)

Original Summary:
"...a short, humorous hidden camera film called Children of the U.N. The film was shot at an international school in New York and featured interviews with and observational footage of children from around the world. One of several "candid films" made for the 1954-55 season of Omnibus, it was produced by Allen Funt, creator of the comedic hidden-camera program Candid Camera (1959-67). 
Children of the U.N. was a timely social document. Airing on United Nations Day, it offered viewers, as Omnibus host  Alistair Cooke noted, a glimpse of "a miniature international society... without protocol, and without taboos, but with a pride all its own." -- Anna McCarthy "Postwr Social Science and the 'First Wave' of Reality TV. in  "Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture."

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 11 min 0 sec 

Genres: Educational

Subjects: Urban schools

Name As Subjects: United Nations International School

ProducerFunt, Allen

Items x2

21553-1Safety Film : Viewing print 
21553-2Safety Film : Viewing print 

Contained By x1

Title NoTitle
4819St. Louis Public Schools educational film library