Up the Yangtze

Up the Yangtze

DVD - 2008
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Life surrounding the Yangtze is changing due to the Three Gorges Dam. Filmmaker Yung Chang goes on a farewell cruise that traverses the gargantuan waterway.
Publisher: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films, 2008.
Branch Call Number: 915.12 UP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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SkyTower Sep 12, 2014

Three Gorges Dam was drafted in early 1920s and was not picked up for development until late 1980s. Issues and Challenges of this mega project are viewed differently by environmental scientist and human geographers. This documentary could possibly be the first film ever made to pre-witness a disaster yet to come

kevfarley Aug 14, 2014

A beautiful, insightful,.. but politically one-sided, documentary. (There's nothing about clean energy and economic progress.)

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B_Jane_Thomson
Apr 24, 2014

I completely agree with the assessment below by Ron@Ottawa. The photography on and near the river was amazing and the story engaging. I think the film maker did an excellent job of showing the true emotions of all the people involved.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 07, 2012

An excellent documentary by Montreal director Yung Chang on how lives and families were affected by the construction of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The flow was natural, and all non-actors did well in front of the camera. One of the best docu-dramas ever done.

Icicle Aug 18, 2009

I really wanted to like this but it was very poorly done - views of the river incredible but that's about it.

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tegan
Jun 15, 2009

This movie was very interesting. It focused on a few teens working on tour boats, not on the construction or environmental impacts of the dam.

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