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Expo 67 Mission Impossible (2017)

This documentary let us to relive the challenge of the men behind the 1967 Universal Exposition in Montréal, Canada. By searching trough 80,000 archival documents at the national Archives, ... See full summary »
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This documentary let us to relive the challenge of the men behind the 1967 Universal Exposition in Montréal, Canada. By searching trough 80,000 archival documents at the national Archives, they managed to bring light on one of the biggest logistical and political challenges that were faced by organizers during the "Révolution Tranquille" in the Québec sixties. Includes the accounts of the Chief of Advertising Yves Jasmin, and businessman Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien. Written by Olivier Lacelle

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25 April 2017 (Canada) See more »

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Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Vive Montréal
19 August 2017 | by clarkj-565-161336See all my reviews

I think back to Montreal in 1967, I was 16 and had a so called "Youth/Jeunesse Passport" to visit the exposition. It was really a magical time. The Metro opened and I rode on a brand new train to the Expo site. The pavilions were out of this world. Not to mention all the incredible restaurants, beer gardens and entertainment for young people.

At my age I had no idea of all the effort it took to bring the exposition together. The director has done incredible research to pull together the photos, films and news clippings from the era. We are introduced to the team that made it all possible. Apparently Moscow was supposed to host the fair, but had to cancel 2 years into the project. So Montreal started 2 years late. Despite all the setbacks, the team got rolling. The symbol of the exposition was chosen from a contest, and was simple yet had wide international appeal. There were several moments when the whole project was called in question, but the team never stopped believing that it was possible. There are first hand interviews with several team members, most importantly M. de Gaspé Beaubien and M. Jasmin. There was a huge political dimension to the exposition which is also investigated and makes the ultimate success of the largest world's fair ever of 54 million visitors so satisfying.


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