The Water Film Series “Up the Yangtze” | Mission Dist.
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If the title “Up the Yangtze!” suggests “up a creek!,” it’s no coincidence. China’s Three Gorges Dam is considered by many experts to be a full-steam-ahead eco-disaster, but (director)Yung Chang’s gorgeous meditation is more concerned with the project’s collateral human damage: old farmers evicted, young people in servitude to Western tourists, all brought about by an endeavor whose collective weight may ultimately tilt the Earth’s axis. A gloriously cinematic doc of epic, poetic sadness, “Yangtze” should be a hit on the specialized circuit and could break out, thanks to its embrace of irony rather than righteous indignation.”
The Water Film Series
Workspace Limited presents “ Up the Yangtze”
- Admission is Free
- $5 suggested donation for popcorn and beer
- Doors open at 6:30 Film at 7:00
China, Dams, Film, Free, Green Event, Mission District, Movie, Political Activism, water
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