Up the Yangtze
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 51
- Fresh: 49
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An astonishing documentary of culture clash and the erasure of history amid China's economic miracle.
Fresh: Filmmaker Yung Chang finds a sad and beautiful way to glimpse the big picture of dislocation through an exquisitely poised small study.
Fresh: One of the real pluses of Up the Yangtze, aside from its empathy with its subjects, is its striking visual quality.
Fresh: Yung Chang is a Canadian director whose grandparents came from China, and his witty, lovely and profoundly unsettling documentary Up the Yangtze takes him back to the legendary river of his grandfather's homeland, now transformed beyond recognition.
Touching and real. Great juxtapositioning.
A look into other people's lifestyle
Saw this documentary movie on TV a few years ago. Great documentary, nothing has been embellished in order to keep the viewer(s) watching. Real and true is what makes this documentary worth watching and owning. It packs good moments, sad, and real life drama that a lot of documentary and regular movies lack. Don't take my word(s), rent it or buy it and you won't be disappointed. That's of course if you are into documentaries.