• Short Summary

    JUST TEN DAYS BEFORE THE OPENING OF EXPO '70 IN OSAKA, JAPAN, MANY OF THE NATIONAL PAVILIONS WERE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO THEIR EXHIBITS - AMONG THEM, THOSE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES OF CUBA, MEXICO, CHILE AND BRAZIL.

  • Description

    JUST TEN DAYS BEFORE THE OPENING OF EXPO '70 IN OSAKA, JAPAN, MANY OF THE NATIONAL PAVILIONS WERE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO THEIR EXHIBITS - AMONG THEM, THOSE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES OF CUBA, MEXICO, CHILE AND BRAZIL.

    THE CUBAN PAVILION IS A TWO-STOREY BUILDING OF TRIANGULAR STEEL FRAMES, PRESENTING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE ISLAND'S REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY - INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHS DEPICTING THE LIVES OF FIDEL CASTRO AND CHE GUEVARA, AND OTHER SHOWING CUBA'S ARMY AND THE NATION'S RE-BUILDING EFFORTS.

    MEXICO HAS THE THEME "CITY OF GODS" - AND THE AZTEC NATION IS SHOWING NOT JUST ITS MODERN CONCEPT OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY, BUT ALSO STRESSING ITS HISTORY AND ART THROUGH SUCH ANTIQUE PIECES AS THE ARCHANGELS OF OCOTLAN TLAZCALA AND SAN SEBASTIAN TEPOTZOLAN TAKEN FROM AZTEC RUINS, AND THE HUGE STATUE OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE CROSS.

    FROM CHILE - HUGE PICTURES OF THE PEOPLE, INDUSTRIES, PRODUCTS AND LANDSCAPE OF THE ANDEAN NATION DISPLAYED AT 360-DEGREE ANGLES AROUND THE WALL JUST UNDER THE CEILING. THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE 77 NATIONS PARTICIPATING IN EXPO '70 WHOSE OFFICIAL THEME IS "PROGRESS AND HARMONY FOR MANKIND."
    THE BRAZILIAN PAVILION IS ALMOST TOTALLY UNDERGROUND - WITH ONLY THE TERRACE-LIKE ROOF SEEN ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. THEIR THEME IS "RHYTHM" AND THEIR EXHIBITS PRESENT BRAZIL'S COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION OF FOREIGN IMMIGRANTS - A LARGE NUMBER OF WHOM ARE JAPANESE.

    ABOVE THEM ALL, LOOMING 198 FEET (60 METRES) ABOVE THE SYMBOL AREA OF THE 815-ACRE EXPO, IS THE "TOWER OF THE SUN" - DESIGNED BY JAPANESE ARTIST TARO OKAMOTO. IT IS DESCRIBED AS RESEMBLING THE STANDING FIGURE OF A MAN HOLDING THE GRAND ROOF IN HIS TWO ARMS - TOPPED BY A HUGE GOLDEN FACE. IT IS HOLLOW, AND VISITORS CAN CLIMB INSIDE TO THE TOP FOR A VIEW OF THE WHOLE OF EXPO '70.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3AQ2ZEWFMYF1UULC7KFWVABQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AQ2ZEWFMYF1UULC7KFWVABQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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