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Up the Yangtze (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 11 July 2008 (Poland)
At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

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Yung Chang

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Yung Chang

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Jerry Bo Yu Chen Jerry Bo Yu Chen ... Himself
Campbell Ping He Campbell Ping He ... Himself
Cindy Shui Yu Cindy Shui Yu ... Herself
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Storyline

A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze - navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River." 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 modern China. Written by National Film Board of Canada

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The river that erased her past will write her future

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Canada

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Anevainontas ton Yangtze See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,851, 27 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$783,416, 26 October 2008
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Confucius: By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
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Twain And Dylan Would Be Proud
7 August 2008 | by djdavigSee all my reviews

Mr. Chang and crew took me on an unforgettable journey down the foggy ruins of time......and then it hit me. Mark Twain, the River King, would be very proud.

The timing of the Olympics peaked my interest in this magical and misty movie. I whistled, I wept, on the edge of my seat I sat laughing.

I cannot do it justice with a full review but instead will quote here maybe the greatest lyrics ever written about change, memory, sorrow, and finally, hope.

Chang is the Tambourine Man for China in this most critical moment in their modern times. This is merely the end of the beginning. Bravo! Encore!!

"Then take me disappearing' through the smoke rings of my mind down the foggy ruins of time,

far past the frozen leaves, the haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,

far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,

silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,

with all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,

let me forget about today until tomorrow.

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to Hey ! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me In the jingle jangle morning I'll come following' you." - Dylan


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