1967: Canada Welcomes the World
The aim of Expo 67 was ‘to provide an explanation of the world to each and everyone 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, we 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 The found records are of exceptional quality, and we were able to digitize hundreds of unpublished images. To enjoy them, follow us on Instagram: @expo67world
The archival images and a series of short documentary films will be exhibited at the Oakville Museum | QEPCCC (June-August) and the Elgin County Museum (September to December).
Research and Production: Constanza Burucúa and Juan Andrés Bello
1967: Canada Welcomes the World is produced by Triana Media with the support of Western University – Faculty of Arts and Humanities.