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Up The Yangtze

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • China's monumental Three Gorges Dam is set to generate 10 Hoover Dams worth of electricity, flood nearly 400 square miles of land, and displace over one million residents. This documentary follows Yu Shui, a young girl sent by her parents to work on the Farewell Cruises, pleasure boats that ferry tourists up and down the quickly vanishing landscape. Beautifully shot and movingly told, UP THE YANGTZE is a searing film about the human costs of economic progress.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Z1108

  • Critic Reviews
    "[F]ilmmaker Yung Chang finds a sad and beautiful way to glimpse the big picture of dislocation through an exquisitely poised small study." -- Grade: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "One of the real pluses of 'Up The Yangtze,' aside from its empathy with its subjects, is its striking visual quality. Beijing-based cinematographer Wang Shi Qing has an impeccable eye, often coming up with haunting images..."
    Los Angeles Times

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