Up the Yangtze

A FILM BY Yung Chang

Parmi les meilleurs documentaires des dernières années
ADMIRABLE! - *** 1/2
-La Presse
"ADMIRABLE! - *** 1/2" -La Presse "PARMI LES MEILLEURS DOCUMENTAIRES DES DERNIÈRES ANNÉES" -The Montreal Mirror À couper le souffle !
Un excellent documentaire empreint d'humanité
-Le Devoir


In China, it is simply known as “The River.” But the Yangtze—and all of the life that surrounds it—is undergoing a truly astonishing transformation wrought by the largest hydroelectric project in history, the Three Gorges Dam. Canadian documentary filmmaker Yung Chang returns to the gorgeous, now-disappearing landscape of his grandfather’s youth to trace the surreal life of a “farewell cruise” that traverses the gargantuan waterway. Singularly moving and cinematically breathtaking, UP THE YANGTZE gives a human dimension to the wrenching changes facing not only an increasingly globalized China, but the world at large.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English, Mandarin
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 93 min.
Year: 2007
Status: Expired


Jerry Bo Yu Chen
Campbell Ping He
Cindy Shui Yu
Yung Chang