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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.

Director:

Yung Chang

Writer:

Yung Chang
14 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerry Bo Yu Chen Jerry Bo Yu Chen ... Self
Campbell Ping He Campbell Ping He ... Self
Cindy Shui Yu Cindy Shui Yu ... Self
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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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Documentary

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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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A fascinating documentary about modern China that's both sad and funny
12 February 2008 | by albertrchenSee all my reviews

The biggest fear with documentaries is that they got bogged down in the boring details that don't do enough to tell a story. This film, however, is always intriguing because although it tackles a large issue, the impact the flooding of the Yangtze river valley that displaced millions of residents, it does it through the very human story of one family. There are some nice panoramic shots, and interlaced among the genuinely touching moments was a wry humour. It's a great film for those who want to see a portrait of the lives of contemporary Chinese in transition, and for those who want to see the aspirations of China, and the challenges that it faces.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

沿江而上 See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,851, 27 April 2008

Gross USA:

$783,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,029,211
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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