Albert Fisher’s “The World of Man” Returns Home

The cult film is finally being made accessible to the general public for the first time in over 40 years.

Photo credit : Albert Fisher

“The World of Man” is a compilation of the following 12 short films made for the 1967 Montreal International Film Festival and inspired by the theme of Expo 67: Man and His World. 

“Genius Man” by Nicholas Spargo, Great Britain

“Not As Yet Decided” by Jeff Dell, United States Of America

“Flower” by Yoji Kuri, Japan

“Othello 67” by Fedor Khitruk, U.S.S.R.

“Like A Bird” by Carmen D’Avino, United States Of America

“Germane” by Robert Balser, Spain

“Tick Tock” by I. Klein, United States Of America

“Excursion” by Ryezard Golc, Poland

“Man And His World” by Bruno Bozzetto, Italy

“My Son” by L. Popov, U.S.S.R.

“Aries” by Fred Wolf, United States Of America

“The Health Of Man” by Pavel Prochazka, Czechoslovakia

The film was presented to the general public for the first time in 47 years as an opening feature for the documentary thriller Expo 67 Mission Impossible at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, July 20 2017.

Albert Fisher’s film was a big success at the time and a recipient of numerous awards during prestigious events, including the Cannes Film Festival. The production, based on the theme of Expo 67, “Man and His World”, was first presented as an opening feature for another cult classic that became a popular success: Easy Rider.

Now 75 years old, Albert Fisher will travel from Los Angeles to meet with the public and hand over the original reels. “When I heard about Les Productions de la Ruelle’s intention to preserve the memory of Expo 67, I wanted to bring the film back to its source, Montreal, the magnificent metropolis, host of Man and His World,” he mentions.

Photo credit : Albert Fisher

His Biography:

“Albert Fisher is an Emmy winning television executive with creative credits from all major networks, top syndicators, cable networks, as well as station groups. Between 2012 and 2016 he co-authored and was the subject of numerous books, magazine articles and documentaries celebrating his work 50 years ago when he was just starting his career, he landed the coveted job as Director of TV & Movies for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the 1964 New York World’s Fair and was Media Consultant for Montreal’s Expo 67.

He is currently managing several media archives associated with classic television shows he has been associated with over the years. With his former business partner George Merlis, Albert Fisher also conducts media training for scientists from NASA, The Jet Propulsion Laboratories and The Goddard Space Flight Center.

His talent as a Producer/Director/Writer associated with films, television and multi-media events has garnered many international awards including film festivals in Cannes, New York, London, Chicago, Barcelona, Lucarno and Edinburgh. Mr. Fisher has also received awards from The American Bar Association, The International Film and Television Festival and the coveted Columbia School of Journalism’s Alfred I. DuPont Award for the documentary: “Whispering Hope: Unmasking The Mystery Of Alzheimers.”

Adding to his impressive list of accolades over the years, Fisher recently received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from The Caucus For Producers, Writers and Directors at a ceremony at The Beverly Hills Hotel. At the same time, he was awarded two citations for his work in the entertainment industry by The United States Congress.

For over ten years, as CEO of Fisher/Merlis Television, Inc., he won numerous awards including the coveted national Emmy. Fisher is well known and respected for his science-based broadcast and cablecast series and specials seen world-wide. These programs include: “Cassini: Rendezvous With The Ringed Planet” and “Mars Rocks” which aired on both the Discovery Channel and The Science Channel.

His highly acclaimed multi-disc documentary on the classic radio and television series: “The Original Amateur Hour” is in current release and can be seen as a “special” on PBS. His documentaries such as: “Secrets of San Simeon with Patricia Hearst” and “The Harlem Hellfighters” are in world-wide distribution. He also produced the Emmy winning nationally syndicated series: “Better Homes and Gardens Television.”

Fisher has created a varied slate of hour-long “specials” for various networks. He is also responsible for numerous home videos and DVD’s which are being marketed world-wide as the “official” presentations for such prestigious destinations as The Hearst Castle at San Simeon, The Huntington Gardens and Library in Pasadena, The Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on the California coast and Loretta Lynn’s Plantation Home and Museum in Tennessee.

Albert Fisher started his career handling TV and Movies for the World’s Fairs in Seattle and New York and was media consultant to the Montreal Expo. He has served as a Producer for the NBC-TV Network series: “I Witness Video” and the Fox Television Network news magazine series: “Front Page” and has functioned in various senior programming and management positions with broadcasters world-wide including WOR-TV, New York City; WTOP-TV, Washington, DC; WKYC-TV, Cleveland; WMAQ-TV, Chicago; and WWL-TV, New Orleans, where he was one of the first broadcasters to create the magazine-format concept.

As an Executive Producer with NBC, Albert Fisher created, produced and directed numerous award-winning magazine shows, documentaries and public-affairs programs and specials. In this capacity, and his current role as a hands-on executive producer, he has spent time as an undercover inmate in The Ohio State Penitentiary, has flown in supersonic fighter aircraft, sailed international “Tall Ships,” lived on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in a NASA underwater habitat and recently became one of the few people to ever film and explore the remote Arctic Circle island of Surtsey off the coast of Iceland.

Fisher is a member of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors; The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; The National Association of Television Programming Executives; The Directors Guild of America; The Pacific Broadcast Pioneers; and The Paley Center for the Media.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ricka who is a former NBC, Disney and Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts in Beverly Hills executive now directing live theater. Their daughter Hannah practices government law in Washington DC.”

Source: Albert Fisher

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