Up The Yangtze: Yung Chang’s Docu about Dam Construction and Its Devaststaing Effects

Zeitgeist Films has acquired Yung Chang’s first feature, Up The Yangtze, a devastating documentary about the effects of the construction of the massive Three Gorges Dam, which displaced millions of residents and destroyed national landmarks in the country.

Set for its U.S. premiere at the Sundance’s world documentary competition, the film debuted in November at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and will be released theatrically by Zeitgeist in April.

The film, produced by Mila Aung-Thwin, John Christou and Germaine Ying Gee Wong, is from the National Film Board of Canada.