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Up the Yangtze

Author: Yung Chang; Eyesteelfilm (Firm); National Film Board of Canada.
Publisher: [Montreal] : National Film Board of Canada, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Yung Chang; Eyesteelfilm (Firm); National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 268785583
Language Note: Narration in English; In Sichuan local dialects with English subtitles. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles for non-English sections.
Notes: Includes DVD extras: deleted scenes, home videos, interview with Yung Chang and photo library.
Credits: Directed by Yung Chang. Music by Olivier Alary; editor, Hannele Halm; director of photography, Wang Shi Qing.
Performer(s): Featuring Yu "Cindy" Shui and Chen "Jerry" Bo Yu as themselves.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen.
Responsibility: Eyesteelfilm presents in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada ; a film by Yung Chang ; producers, Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying Gee Wong, John Christou.

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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.

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.

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