Friday, February 8, 2008

Up the Yangtze

I went to see Up The Yangtze by Montreal filmmaker Yung Chang on Wednesday night at Bloor Cinema; it was playing as part of the Doc Soup series and it is a film everyone should go to see. It is now playing at the Cumberland Theatre in Yorkville. Go see it for a moving experience and to support Canadian film making. Also, buy a t-shirt as proceeds go to help support the "relocatees".

Film synopsis from the National Film Board of Canada:
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.

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