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Up The Yangtze

Up The Yangtze

Nov 14 - Nov 16, 2008

Directed by Yung Chang
Rated Not Rated, 93 min. - subtitled

Underwritten by University of Utah Continuing Education

Director Yung Chang uses the construction of China's massive Three Gorges Dam as a springboard to better understanding the social hierarchies and changing times in his homeland in this documentary focusing on a luxury cruise ship that carries predominately Western tourists down the Yangtze River. Constructed as a symbol of modern progress in China, the Three Gorges Dam has forced millions from their ancestral homes, and will soon swallow up numerous towns and villages. This unusual film reveals the hidden difficult realities of life in rural China.

Touching and haunting. - New York Magazine

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