• Short Summary

    AT EXPO-67 -- THE WORLD FAIR NOW UNDERWAY IN MONTREAL, CANADA -- THE PAVILIONS OF THE AFRICAN STATES ARE GROUPED IN "AFRICA PLACE", ON AN ISLAND IN THE ST.

  • Description

    AT EXPO-67 -- THE WORLD FAIR NOW UNDERWAY IN MONTREAL, CANADA -- THE PAVILIONS OF THE AFRICAN STATES ARE GROUPED IN "AFRICA PLACE", ON AN ISLAND IN THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER CREATED BY DUMPING MILLIONS OF TONS OF ROCK AND SAND ONTO EXISTING MUD FLATS. AMONG THEM IS THE GHANA PAVILION.

    THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE GHANA PAVILION IS AN EXHIBIT SHOWING DETAILS OF THE VOLTA RIVER DAM AND THE HUGE AKOSOMBO HYDRO-ELECTRIC PROJECT. OTHER EXHIBITS SHOW SAMPLES OF GHANA'S RICH NATURAL RESOURCES, INCLUDING DIAMONDS, MANGANESE, GOLD, BAUXITE, COCOA AND TIMBER. VISITORS WILL BE GUIDED TO THIS, AS WELL AS THE OTHER NATIONAL PAVILIONS IN AFRICA PLACE, BY THE THROBBING OF AFRICAN DRUMS.

    AFRICA PLACE COVERS 115,000 SQUARE FEET ON THE ARTIFICIAL ISLAND CALLED "ILE NOTRE-DAME". THE GHANA PAVILION, LIKE THE OTHERS, HAS WALLS OF RED BRICK ON A PATIO OF RED FLAGSTONES SURROUNDED BY LARGE SHADE TREES. THE VARIOUS AFRICAN COUNTRIES WILL HAVE SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR CELEBRATING THEIR NATIONAL DAYS. GHANA WILL CELEBRATE ITS OWN AT EXPO-67 ON THE 27TH OF OCTOBER. MANY AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE, OR THEIR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HAVE ACCEPTED INVITATIONS TO VISIT EXPO-67 AT SOME TIME DURING ITS RUN.

    (EXPO-67 OPENED ON THE 28TH OF APRIL FOR SIX MONTHS. MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CANADA'S CONFEDERATION, IT IS THE LARGEST WORLD FAIR EVER HELD. MORE THAN 60 NATIONS AND MANY INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING THE UNITED NATIONS, ARE TAKING PART.).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB96MRXEO41UPTAHU63WOOXD2F
    Media URN:
    VLVAB96MRXEO41UPTAHU63WOOXD2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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