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Up the Yangtze

Author: Mila Aung-ThwinGermaine Ying Gee WongJohn ChristouYung ChangEyesteelfilm (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Biography : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Anamorphic widescreen format (16:9)View all editions and formats
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A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Feature films
Material Type: Biography, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mila Aung-Thwin; Germaine Ying Gee Wong; John Christou; Yung Chang; Eyesteelfilm (Firm); National Film Board of Canada.; National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.); CBC Newsworld.; American Documentary, Inc.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Zeitgeist Films.
OCLC Number: 245267917
Language Note: In English, Mandarin and Sichuan local dialects with English subtitles throughout and optional Mandarin subtitles. Subtitled for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a feature film in 2007.
Container insert includes interview Q & A by director Yung Chang.
Special features: Time-lapse flood footage of the Yangtze River (3 min.); "Research Demo" footage (9 min.); deleted scenes (25 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Music by Olivier Alary ; editor, Hannele Halm ; director of photography, Wang Shi Qing ; supervising sound editor, Cory Rizos.
Performer(s): Narrated by Yung Chang ; featuring Cindy Yu Shui and Jerry Chen Bo Yu.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out leaflet
Details: DVD-Video; NTSC, region 1; Dolby 5.1, Dolby stereo 2.0.
Contents: Saying goodbye --
Faux-socialism --
Shipping off --
Cindy and Jerry --
How to talk to Westerners --
All of them are happy --
Different lives --
First in my family --
The superstar --
Unrecognizable. Special features include: Deleted scenes --
Time-lapse flood footage of the Yangtze River --
2006 Research Demo, exploring the city of Zhaojia --
theatrical trailers.
Other Titles: POV (Television program)
Responsibility: Eyesteelfilm presents ; in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada ; developed and produced in association with CBC Newsworld ; National Geographic Channel International ; P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc. ; Radio-Canada ; ZDF ; executive producers, Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin, Ravida Din, Sally Bochner ; producers, Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying Gee Wong, John Christou ; directed by Yung Chang.
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A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered.

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