Up the Yangtze (Short Version)

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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Olivier Alary
Hannele Halm
director of photography
Wang Shi Qing
executive producer
Daniel Cross
Mila Aung-Thwin
Ravida Din
Sally Bochner
Mila Aung-Thwin
Germaine Ying Gee Wong
John Christou
Yung Chang
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
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