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Up the Yangtze

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Up the Yangtze
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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.
Title: Up the Yangtze
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films, [2008]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features include deleted scenes, time-lapse flooding footage of the Yangtze River, guide to the city of Zhaojia.
Contents: Special features include : Deleted scenes [12]
Time-lapse flood footage of the Yangtze River
2006 Research Demo, exploring the city of Zhaojia
Theatrical trailers.
Summary: 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.
Statement of Responsibility: Eyesteelfilm presents in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada ; producers, Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying Gee Wong, John Christou ; directed by Yung Chang
Credits: Music by Olivier Alary; editor, Hannele Halm; director of photography, Wang Shi Qing.
System Details: DVD, Region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation.
Other Language: Narration in English; In Sichuan local dialects with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and traditional Mandarin subtitles.
Subject Headings: San Xia shui li shu niu (China) Yangtze River Gorges (China) Economic conditions. Yangtze River Gorges (China) Social conditions.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher No: Z1108
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Aug 14, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 24, 2014
  • B_Jane_Thomson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 07, 2012
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Mar 17, 2010
  • Icicle rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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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