The river that erased her past will write her future.
Up the Yangtze, a documentary about the changes that happen along the Yangtze River due to the government’s decision to dam it, is a visual feast. It is a slow-paced film, but quite engaging. We follow the lives of two young villagers as they are sent to work on a luxury cruise ship. Although you see the negative impact of modernization on what was once a beautiful land, you are also presented with the perspective of progress and necessity. Farmers need to send their kids off to the city to work for money, and some of this work contributes to the destruction of their land. Many of the scenes are poignant, such as one in particular when the camera shows a family’s house being overtaken by rising waters. A must-see!
Check the BPL catalog for this title: Up The Yangtze