Up The Yangtze

2008, Movie, NR, 93 mins

Up The Yangtze
Jia Zhang-ke's STILL LIFE (2006) may be the best film to date about the humanitarian and environmental impact of China's enormous Three Gorges Dam project, the largest hydro-electric facility in the world and the culmination of Chairman Mao's grand dream of conquering the Yangtze River. But this potent documentary about two very different Chinese teenagers who wind up working on the same Yangtze River tour boat isn't far behind.

By the time the dam is completed and the Yangtze rises to its final water level, it's estimated that some two million people will have been displaced from their homes, hopefully with the relocation funds their government promised in ...

Released: 2008 Rated: NR Length: 93 mins

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