Up the Yangtze

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On DVD/VOD: October 7, 2008

1h 33m | Documentary

A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze—navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River."

The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river's edge, a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam— contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle—provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside modern China.

Director: Yung Chang
Studio: Eyesteelfilm and The National Film Board of Canada
Producer(s): Germaine Ying-Gee Wong, John Christou, Mila Aung-Thwin
Cast: Cindy Yu Shui, Jerry Chen Bo Yu
Writer(s): Yung Chang
Official Site: www.uptheyangtze.com

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