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Before the Flood = Yan Mo

Li Yifan; Yan Yu
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Documentary Films; Nonfiction Films; Feature Films
Date
2005
Duration
2:23:14
Summary
A landmark documentary following the residents of the historic city of Fengjie as they clash with the officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam. China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam built on earth, has displaced millions of local residents whose towns and villages have been flooded. Fengjie, a city that has thrived along the Yangtze River for a thousand years, has only a few months left before it is completely submerged in water. Its citizens contend with administrators and each other over the residences in "New Fengjie", which are allocated via lottery and are far smaller than the homes they've worked a lifetime to build. Communist collectivism gives way to individual ruthlessness while the community battles furiously against bureaucratic mismanagement.
Director
Li Yifan
Yan Yu
Publisher
dGenerate Films
Language
Chinese
English
Notes
dao yan Li Yifan, Yan Yu
Non-Latin script record
Camera, Yan Yu ; edited by Fan Yu.
Mandarin and Sichuan dialect with English subtitles.
Public performance rights secured. PPR are authorized for the DVD only as long as the exhibition is for educational purposes and no admission fee is charged.
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Robertson Media Center Streaming Content
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