Up the Yangtze Poster

Release Date: April 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2008

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

Distributors: Zeitgeist

Keywords: Transformation, Sacrifice, Father, Emotional, Mother, Moving, 2000s, Intense

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