Up The Yangtze

Watch Up The Yangtze

  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 7.5  (1,856)
  • 84

In China, it is simply known as "The River." But the Yangtze and all of the life that surrounds it is undergoing a truly astonishing transformation wrought by the largest hydroelectric project in history, the Three Gorges Dam. Chang's film beautifully captures the microcosmic society of a luxury liner with an Upstairs Downstairs approach. Below deck: A bewildered young girl trains as a dishwasher sent to work by her peasant family, who is on the verge of relocation from the encroaching floodwaters. Above deck: A phalanx of wealthy international tourists set sail to catch a last glance of a country in dramatic flux. Singularly moving and cinematically breathtaking, UP THE YANGTZE gives a human dimension to the wrenching changes facing not only an increasingly globalized China, but the world at large.

Up The Yangtze
The Family Sends Yu Shui Away
The Family Sends Yu Shui Away

Clip - 2 min 4 sec

Up The Yangtze
Up The Yangtze

Trailer - 2 min 2 sec

The Yu Family Farm Gets Completely Flooded
The Yu Family Farm Gets Completely Flooded

Clip - 1 min 45 sec

Godfather's Song
Godfather's Song

Clip - 1 min 12 sec

Chinese Instructions On How To Deal With Westeners
Chinese Instructions On How To Deal With Westeners

Clip - 1 min 5 sec

Description
In China, it is simply known as "The River." But the Yangtze and all of the life that surrounds it is undergoing a truly astonishing transformation wrought by the largest hydroelectric project in history, the Three Gorges Dam. Chang's film beautifully captures the microcosmic society of a luxury liner with an Upstairs Downstairs approach. Below deck: A bewildered young girl trains as a dishwasher sent to work by her peasant family, who is on the verge of relocation from the encroaching floodwaters. Above deck: A phalanx of wealthy international tourists set sail to catch a last glance of a country in dramatic flux. Singularly moving and cinematically breathtaking, UP THE YANGTZE gives a human dimension to the wrenching changes facing not only an increasingly globalized China, but the world at large.

Up The Yangtze is a 2008 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 84.

Where to Watch Up The Yangtze

Up The Yangtze is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download on demand at Fandor. Some platforms allow you to rent Up The Yangtze for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    TV-PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,856)
  • Metascore
    84