Up the Yangtze (Short Version)

Up the Yangtze (Short Version)

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A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze - navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as 'the river.' See it while you can. 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 the 21st century Chinese dream. Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang crafts a moving depiction of peasant life, a powerful narrative of contemporary China, and a disquieting glimpse into a future that awaits us all.

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  • music
    Olivier Alary
  • editor
    Hannele Halm
  • director of photography
    Wang Shi Qing
  • executive producer
    Daniel Cross
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Ravida Din
    Sally Bochner
  • producer
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
    John Christou
  • director
    Yung Chang
  • participant
    Cindy Yu Shui
    Yu Ting Jun
    Yang Zhi Bi
    Yu Zhang Ying
    Yu Deng Feng
    Jerry Chen Bo Yu
    Spencer Zheng Li Jie
  • executive producer
    Sydney Suissa
    Stephen Hunter
    Cara Mertes
    Jean Pelletier
    Hans Robert Eisenhauer
  • cinematographer
    Wang Shi Qing
    Yung Chang
  • sound recordist
    Lixin Fan
  • supervising sound editor
    Cory Rizos
  • sound editor
    Kyle Stanfield
  • sound mixer
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • foley artist
    Karl De Serres
  • sound engineer
    Howard Bilerman

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