Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang (Canada, 2007, 94 min.). In the biggest engineering endeavor since the Great Wall and the Grand Canal, the Three Gorges Dam project will be the largest hydroelectric power station in the world when complete. At the river’s edge, Yu Shui says goodbye to her family and turns to face the future. From their small patch of land, her parents watch the young woman walk away, her belongings clutched in a plastic shopping bag. The gargantuan and hotly contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle provides the epic and unsettling backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic and disquieting feature documentary on life inside the twenty-first-century Chinese dream. Drawing inspiration from contemporary Asian cinema and post-war neo-realism, Chang crafts a compassionate account of peasant life and a powerful documentary narrative of contemporary China.
Screenings on June 6th at 8:15pm; June 7th at 10:30am; June 8th at 7:30pm;
June 12th at 2pm; June 13th at 6pm; June 14th at 1pm: June 14th at 6pm and June 15th at 10:30am.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.mfa.org or call 617-267-9300.
Official Website: http://www.mfa.org
Added by MJacques99 on May 20, 2008