Item Details

Up the Yangtze [videorecording]

Eyesteelfilm presents ; in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada ; developed and produced in association with CBC Newsworld ; National Geographic Channel International ; P.O.V./ American Documentary, Inc. ; Radio-Canada ; ZDF ; executive producers, Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin, Ravida Din, Sally Bochner ; producers, Mila Aung-Thw...
Format
Video; Book; DVD
Summary
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered.
Director
Yung Chang
Performers
Narrated by Yung Chang.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
93 min.
Language
In English, Mandarin and Sichuan local dialects with English subtitles throughout and optional Mandarin subtitles
Subtitled for the deaf and hearing impaired
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Originally produced as a feature film in 2007.
  • Container insert includes interview Q&A by director Yung Chang.
  • Special features: Time-lapse flood footage of the Yangtze River (3 min.); "Research Demo" footage (9 min.); deleted scenes (25 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Related Title
POV (Television program)
Edition
Anamorphic widescreen format (16:9)
Contents
  • Saying goodbye
  • Faux-socialism
  • Shipping off
  • Cindy and Jerry
  • How to talk to Westerners
  • All of them are happy
  • Different lives
  • First in my family
  • The superstar
  • Unrecognizable.
  • Special features include : Deleted scenes
  • Time-lapse flood footage of the Yangtze River
  • 2006 Research Demo, exploring the city of Zhaojia
  • theatrical trailers.
Credits
Music by Olivier Alary; editor, Hannele Halm; director of photography, Wang Shi Qing ; supervising sound editor, Cory Rizos.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, 2008.
Publisher no.
Z1108 Zeitgeist Films
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews website
Description
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby 5.1, Dolby stereo 2.0.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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