UP THE YANGTZE (CANADA, 2008, 93 min.)

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, a contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle, provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside modern China. Written and directed by Yung Chang. Produced by Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying-Gee Wong, and John Christou. An EyeSteelFilm and National Board of Canada co-production.

Discussion with Jennifer L. Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Judy Shapiro, Professor at American University and author of Mao’s War Against Nature, follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building,

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Sixth Floor Auditorium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

(METRO: Federal Triangle) For directions, please visit www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

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