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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary examine China's rapidly changing economy by focusing on the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. For the government, the dam stands as a symbol of progress; but it displaces hundreds of families during its creation. Following local teenagers Chen Bo Yu and Yu Shi, who work on one of the Western cruise lines that sails up the Yangtze near the dam, the film details the friction in Chinese society as its citizens struggle with the realities of its new consumer capitalism.


Director: Yung Chang

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Zeitgeist

Up the Yangtze (2007)

Release Date: April 25th, 2008|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • September 16, 2008 ksharlan
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    Movie was ok but not great, We took the cruise the year before the dam was finished. I was looking for more about the history and the impact to the enviornment, not just about a couple of select individuals.

  • August 24, 2008 jdlewis60
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    This movie demonstrates how backwards communist China really is, and how big government and how some leader can just take away people's rights on a whim. Here in the West many people believe that China is an up and coming nation. The fact is that outside of the cities in China, people are riding in ox-carts, selling their daughters for adoption, and starving

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