in 1965, the last great world's fair in the U.S. was demolished, never to be seen again. Or was it? Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 9, 2012.
About this project
Videophones, space satellites, computers, color television. Today, these technologies are everywhere. For millions of people though, their first experience with these innovations came in Queens, at the 1964-65 World's Fair.
The fair also marked the debut of Belgian Waffles, and for many, the first foray into different cultures and ethnic foods.
In our documentary, we will travel the country to reveal the cultural, technological, and physical relics of the fair. We will travel to over 30 locations, with dozens of interviews looking at not only what the fair meant in 1964-65, but more importantly, what it means to all of today.
Our first teaser trailer gives you a taste of the wonderful archival fair footage we've found, along with our trek across the country to visit dozens of relics (and people) from the fair so far.
For people who are old enough to remember the fair, and especially for visitors to the fair, the memories of the fair remain quite vivid nearly 50 years later. Those who were born after the fair (like myself) don't necessarily recognize how many ways the fair touches our lives everyday. As just two quick examples: Both color television and video phone technology debuted at the fair. For many, it was also the first time to be face-to-face with a computer, experience the cuisines of other countries, and become familiar with nuclear power.
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