Shanghai World Expo


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    60-Minute HD Documentary (2010)
    Shanghai World Expo is a one hour HD documentary. It is a follow up documentary to the seven episode series Shanghai 2010. The Shanghai World Expo is the largest World Expo in the history of International Expositions. Vicki Liviakis, host of Shanghai 2010, returns to take viewers on a tour of the Expo as it opens.
    From a quick stop in Denmark to see the national treasure The Little Mermaid statue (the real thing!) to extended trips through pavilions like the high tech Japan Pavilion, viewers will see each country’s interpretation of the Expo theme “Better City, Better Life.” Some have adopted their own theme, at the France Pavilion the theme is “Sensual City”, across street from the France Pavilion is the “Balancity”, the German Pavilion.
    In the corporate pavilion area, The SAIC-GM Pavilion takes visitors to the future and invites them to “Drive to 2030.” Follow Vicki as she takes a seat in their car of the future, the brand new GM ENV and learn how these auto giants see the world 20 years from now.
    Then, Vicki takes viewers with her to the China Pavilion. Easily the most popular pavilion at the Expo, viewers will get to cut in front of the 4 hour lines for a rare glimpse of the exhibitions inside the regal China Pavilion.
    All that and more in this one hour documentary highlighting the grand international gathering in Shanghai.
  • Production for Shanghai World Expo began in 2009. The following photos offer a glimpse into the content presented in this documentary on the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

    The China Pavilion is the biggest and brightest pavilion at the Expo, not to mention most popular!

    At the Thai Pavilion traditional Thai dancers entertain the 
    crowds as they wait in line.

    Inside the French Pavilion is this plant sculpture, watch out because as host Vicki Liviakis learned - this sculpture mists itself!

    The Japan Pavilion is so high tech.  Even its exterior is cutting 
    edge technology, it's actually a breathable membrane.

    A "Shikumen", a traditional Shanghainese architectural style, was
     an inspiration for the Shanghai Pavilion.

    During a tour of the German Pavilion Vicki and Marion Conrady 
    stop to try on the talking hats in this interactive pavilion.

    At the SAIC-GM Pavilion Vicki gets behind the wheel in the car of 
    the future, the GM EN-V.

    The India Pavilion planted their rooftop garden on a dome!

    The Danish people sent their national treasure, the Little 
    Mermaid statute, and harbor water to Shanghai for the Expo.

    Greg Lombardo of the USA Pavilion took Vicki on a special tour of the pavilion - before it even opened!

    The Bund recently reopened after a 33 month restoration project, 
    just in time for the Expo and its visitors!

    Happy Street, or the Dutch Pavilion, is a cheerful recreation 
    of a typical Dutch neighborhood.

    Inside the China Pavilion Deputy Director Mao Zhuchen takes Vicki 
    on a rare access tour of the many exhibitions within the regal China Pavilion.

    The Singapore Pavilion's design has left many people 
    scratching their heads - it's a music box!

    The reservation machine is the first stop for Expo visitors, 
    reservations for the China Pavilion usually run out in 30 minutes!

    Vicki takes a break from the crowds and admires the famous 
    Bund from across the Huangpu river.

    Inside the dream-like Finnish Pavilion Petri Ryoppy, the Exhibition Director, talks to Vicki about the importance of nature in the Finnish culture.

    Fitting for a country famous for the best skiing in the world, when you get to the top of the Swiss Pavilion there is a chairlift ride.


    Electric buses take visitors around the Expo site, it's quick and 
    goes with the theme "Better City, Better Life."

    The Poland Pavilion really stands out!  It's designed after the traditional Polish folk art: paper cutting.

    The Expo excitement is contagious! A girl from Heilongjiang 
    Province, the coldest in China, tells Vicki she's crazy for the French Pavilion and the Louis Vuitton display inside!

    Are they real or robots?  That's the question at the Shaanxi 
    Pavilion, inside the China Pavilion.

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    Production Year: 2010
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