Photostory #443A: Hello World . . . This is Expo 67

Chris Lund , John Ough
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
May 23, 1967
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Gather the big and small nations of the modern world together, invite them all to a come-as-you-really-are party for your 100th birthday, think up an all-encompassing theme, Man and His World, and what do you have? The biggest all-time show on earth. Expo 67, off to a swinging start that has broken through the anticipated attendance and participation barriers has caught the world by the tail and put it on exhibition for six glorious months. Across 1,000 acres of island wonderland in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, matching the brilliance of magnificent Montreal itself, glitter for glitter and sparkle for sparkle, is an array of international showmanship the like of which has never been seen since prehistoric man first groped his way through the misty beginnings of human time. Pass through the turnstiles of this amazing meeting place and you come face-to-face with mankind on a global scale, in all his endeavors. See him at his most ingenious, his most industrious, his most cultured, his most philosophical. Watch him interpret his environment and relationships, depict his dreams, illustrate his exciting ambitions and his hopes for the future. Count his accomplishments and struggles, his fears and desires, see on display the whole gamut of his thoughts and deeds to the present critical time. See all this presented by the nations of the world in one tremendous show, then go and join with people of those same nations in a host of merrymaking gathering places complete with all the razzle-dazzle fun of a super world's fair. Come to Expo 67, meet the world you live in, catch glimpses of your own image, laugh, cry, applaud, protest, then carry on being what you are - part of Expo 67 and an all-important player in the latest presentation of Man and His World.