STK-ID 31857

Several shots in Place des Nations of security guards, Compagnie Franche de la Marine, men dressed up as English soldiers from Wolfe's army, spectators in stadium. Shots of VIP's, of Jean Lesage, of John Diefenbaker, mayor Jean Drapeau. Shot of mayor Drapeau speaking, of another speaker orating (sound). ZOOM OUT from man speaking to include whole complex. Shot of Premier Daniel Johnson and wife, of another speaker (sound). MS of six-man air force fanfare. HAS of group of runners arriving onto Place des Nations. MS of group of five VIP's, including Jean Drapeau and Pierre Dupuy. Shot of Dupuy speaking, PAN to flags. Shot of audience, hostesses, flags. Shot of runner breaking away from group of athletes, carrying torch up stairs, handing it to Pierre Dupuy who hands it to Jean Drapeau, who hands it to Daniel Johnson, who hands it to prime minister Lester B Pearson, who finally lights the Expo flame. LAS of flame. Shot of governor general Roland Michener speaking (sound). HAS over audience standing. FOLLOW SHOT of Golden Centennaires flying past. LAS of puffs of daytime fireworks exploding in sky. LS of fire boat putting on display in harbour. Shot of hostesses posing against background of flags. Various shots of minirail, hovercraft. LAS PAN of flags at Place des Nations. Shot of Expo flag. (27/04/1967)


Excerpt from
Official Inauguration of Expo '67
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486