Up the yangtze tells one huge story, the impending drowning of hundreds of square kilometres of homes, farmland and archaeological sites along china's fabled waterway by the three gorges dam hydro. Up the yangtze (dvd) : a farewell cruise takes a luxury ship up the vast yangtze river shortly before completion of the massive three gorges dam the passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered. Up the yangtze is showing at film festivals around the world and has impressed prominent chinese environmentalists, some of them critics of the dam for 20 years or more.
This is the latest ballot in indiewire's 2008 critics poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best — and, in many cases, most. A searing lament for china and the eradication of its historic farming culture, up the yangtze is a stunning documentary that details every gut-churning step of inevitability. Up the yangtze drips with irony, something only the rich can afford up the ynagtze goes down in movie history as a work of lasting value full review top critic richard nilsen arizona republic. Genre documentary synopsis / plot in china, it is simply known as 'the river' but the yangtze—and all of the life that surrounds it—is undergoing an astonishing transformation wrought by the largest hydroelectric project in history, the three gorges dam.
Up the yangtze was very well-received by film critics, and was described as astonishing documentary which refuses to editorialize by the new york times  it garnered a 96% rating on rotten tomatoes based on 47 reviews, [ 2 ] and a rating of 84 on metacritic. Best film 1 - wall-e 2 - let the right one in 3 - oss 117: cairo, nest of spies 4 - boy a 5 - up the yangtze 6 - slumdog millionaire 7 - trouble the water. Nyc film critic is powered by wordpress 4221 and delivered to you in 0176 seconds using 30 queries theme: connections reloaded by ajay d'souza derived from connections. Serving as a follow-up to yung chang's 2007 film up in yangtze, the chinese-canadian director takes his viewers back to china and introduces them to three men involved at a boxing academy in southwest china. Up the yangtze is a 2007 documentary film directed by chinese-canadian director yung chang the film focuses on people affected by the building of the three gorges dam across the yangtze river in hubei, china the theme of the film is the transition towards consumer capitalism from a farming.
[font=century gothic]up the yangtze is a partially illuminating documentary about the yangtze river as it is being flooded in the process of the building of the three gorges dam with special. Different from the other yangtze gold cruises, yangtze gold 7 has one presidential suite, three executive suites, five luxury suites, 22 deluxe king-size bedrooms, 97 luxury standard rooms, 50 single bedrooms with balconies and 12 inward-view rooms. Following local teenagers chen bo yu and yu shi, who work on one of the western cruise lines that sails up the yangtze near the dam, the film details the friction in chinese society as its citizens struggle with the realities of its new consumer capitalism.
Watch the trailer at wwwzeitgeistfilmscom/uptheyangtze 1 col x 1 = 1 sau 1 col x 15 = 15 sau 1 col x 6 = 6 sau 2 col x 7 = 14 sau. Eventful movies is your source for up-to-date up the yangtze information, showtimes, trailers, photos, and cast information this documentary examine china's rapidly changing economy by focusing on the construction of the three gorges dam. Per song is his first long film rated for 0 + years documentary 37 million people live in chongqing, one of the largest conurbations in the world, where the yangtze and jialing rivers meet.
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. May be the best film to date about the humanitarian and environmental impact of china's enormous three gorges dam project show more see all critic reviews on metacriticcom.
Up the yangtze was very well received by film critics, and was described as astonishing documentary which refuses to editorialize by the new york times  it garnered a 96% rating on rotten tomatoes based on 47 reviews,  and a rating of 84 on metacritic. Up the yangzte is the second recent film based around the project still life, jia zhangke's haunting docudrama, was about a man and a woman who never meet while searching for their. A decrease in freshwater flow has meant that more saltwater is creeping up the yangtze, endangering fish populations already threatened by overfishing dams block access to tributaries and lakes where certain animals once caught food and where some created a place to live. Up the yangtze canada production: an eyesteelfilm presentation in association with the national film board of canadaproduced by mila aung-thwin, john christou, germaine ying-gee wong executive.