1967: Canada Welcomes the World
A new documentary project focused on the national pavilions of the sixty countries that participated in Montreal's 1967 World Exhibition by Prof. Constanza Burucúa (Modern Languages & Literatures) and documentary filmmaker Juan Andrés Bello will soon be exhibited in multiple locations in conjunction with Canada 150.
The aim of Expo 67 was ‘to provide an explanation of the world to each and every one of its visitors’. 1967: Canada Welcomes the World is a documentary project focused on the national pavilions of the sixty countries that participated in Montreal's 1967 World Exhibition [Expo 67]. Every pavilion is accessible through photos, footage, architectural drawings and promotional material.
What did those countries showcase at Expo 67? What kind of images were Canadians presented with?
For its production, Burucúa and Bello conducted extensive research on the collections of the Centennial Commission and the Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition at Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa. The found records are of exceptional quality, and they digitized hundreds of unpublished images. To enjoy them, follow them on Instagram: @expo67world
The archival images and a series of short documentary films will be exhibited at the Oakville Museum | QEPCCC (June, 24 to September, 3) and the Elgin County Museum (September 9 to December 22, 2017).
Research and Production: Constanza Burucúa and Juan Andrés Bello
1967: Canada Welcomes the World is produced by Triana Media with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western University.