Up The Yangtze

18/08/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 18/08/2008
  |  93 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Up The Yangtze Film Poster

Synopsis

Documentary focusing on the social turmoil caused by the construction of China's Three Gorges Dam. Set against the backdrop of a Western cruise ship's journey down the Yangtse river, the film follows Yu Shui, the daughter of one of the families left destitute by the dam's construction, as she attempts to make a living by catering to the needs of the wealthy tourists. Scratching a living from a rapidly disappearing world, the irony of Yu Shui's situation is made clear in this film that effortlessly captures the contradictions inherent in China's headlong race into the future.