Up the Yangtze- -
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.
A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze – navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as “The River.”
Up the Yangtze is a 2007 documentary film directed by Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang.
The film focuses on people affected by the building of the Three Gorges Dam across the Yangtze river in Hubei, China.
The theme of the film is the transition towards consumer capitalism from a farming, peasant-based economy as China develops its rural areas.
The film is a co-production between the National Film Board of Canada and Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm with the participation of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic Channel, P.O.V., SODEC, and Telefilm.
The film is being distributed in the USA by Zeitgeist Films. The United Kingdom distributor is Dogwoof Pictures. [wikipedia]