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Up the Yangtze

Published on April 24, 2008

Up the Yangtze is a documentary made by Canadian-Chinese filmmaker Yung Chang about the effects of the Three Gorges Dam in China. Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:

The Three Gorges Dam, gargantuan and hotly contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle, provides the epic and unsettling backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic and disquieting feature documentary on life inside the 21st century Chinese dream.

Stunningly photographed and beautifully composed, Up the Yangtze juxtaposes the poignant and sharply observed details of the main character’s story against the monumental and ominous forces at work all around her.

We’re looking forward to seeing it in Berlin. In the meantime, we can watch the trailer:

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1 Comment

  1. robin says:

    Hey Shu,i’m sorry for ask this qusiton. what job do you working now?or which type?
    that’s my gmail.we are missing you~

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