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Washington is a pretty worldly city, but it’s the capital of a country where not even 30 percent of the citizens hold passports. That’s why the Amnesty International Film Festival, now in its 15th year, persists in offering documentaries and docudramas about life beyond American borders (and nearby cruise-ship destinations). Today’s lineup begins with The World According to Sesame Street (at 6:30 p.m., free), a 2006 look at the complications of producing international versions of the venerable program; the film shows how Muppets, songs, and ABCs can lead to unexpected societal shifts. It’s followed by All About Darfur (8:30 p.m., $10), a 2005 documentary in which Sudanese residents discuss the long-simmering biases and resentments that underlie that country’s bloody civil war. Filmed everywhere from tea shops to refugee camps, the film seeks a wide range of opinion, with special emphasis on women. The films show at the National Geographic Society’s Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. (202) 857-7700. (Mark Jenkins)