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 Venezuela Pavilion

The Venezuela Pavilion on ile Notre-Dame offers five live entertainment and a comprehensive introduction to the country.

It is conveniently close to the ilsland's Expo-Express station, and comprises three buildings of cube shape.

Their simplicity of form provides a striking quality, and use of a wide color range proclaims the abudant gaiety of the country's spirit. Highly polished exterior walls give the effect of mirror.

In the first cube, films tell Venezuela's story. On a battery of screens visitors are introduced to mountains and beaches, typical cities and streets, and most important in its bearing on the Man and his World theme of Expo 67, to the way of life in Venezuela.

The industrialization of Venezuela is shown and there is an exhibit devoted to commerce between Venezuela and Canada.

Lively folk music, exotic fruits and drinks are offered at the bar located within the second cube.

The setting of the third cube is of tropical forest and an oasis. Visitors will be able to relax in a winter garden setting characteristic of Venezuela, of tropical trees, flowers and fountains.

( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )

Man and is World in 1969 - Cinema

The history of Canadian cinéma is surveyed in this three-block pavilion. One cube contains a towering Cinetic sculpture, set in a pool af water and highlighted by special fluorescent lighting. The sculpture evokes in each viewer his own personal feelings and concepts of the cinéma. A 60-minute film, commissioned for Man and his World and called Culture vivante, Cinéma, is screened in the second cube. The third cube traces the cinéma from its earliest attempts to present-day " spectaculars.' Scenes from well-known films and famous movie posters are displayed.

(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)

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