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Up the Yangtze

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Up The Yangtze

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
94 minutes
director:
Yung Chang
author:
Yung Chang
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A

The construction of China’s massive Three Gorges Dam has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes — a human up¬heaval almost too gigantic to conceive. Yet filmmaker Yung Chang finds a sad and beautiful way to glimpse the big picture of dislocation through an exquisitely poised small study: He focuses his thoughtful documentary eye on one peasant family whose home is about to be swept away by planned flooding — and whose eldest daughter must abandon dreams of college to work on a cruise ship that offers Western tourists photo ops on the eve of destruction. A

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