EWB Film Night - March 2011, Up the Yangtze

Date and Time: 
Mar 31 2011 - 7:00pm
Location:
UBC Robson Square - Downtown Campus, 800 Robson Street , Vancouver

March's film night features Up the Yangtze, a 2007 documentary film directed by Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang. The theme of the film is the transition towards consumer capitalism from a farming, peasant-based economy as China develops its rural areas.

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.

Film: Up the Yangtze
Directed By: Yung Chang

Link: http://films.nfb.ca/up-the-yangtze/ 

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