A portrait of Highlights Magazine following the creation of the cultural phenomenon’s 70th Anniversary issue, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes, and introducing the quirky people who passionately produce the monthly publication for “the world’s most important people,”…children. Along the way, a rich and tragic history is revealed, the state of childhood, technology, and education is explored, and the future of print media is questioned.
Working out of an old home in the small town of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the Highlights team is genuine and passionate about their work. Since the magazine’s inception, family dynamics, technology and education have changed greatly, and the team shares the struggles of keeping Highlights relevant and modern for children today.
Directed by: Tony Shaff
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