Up the Yangtze: A Director's Take on the Three Gorges Dam As China's enormous Three Gorges dam nears completion, one filmmaker shows what's being lost and gained for those who live along the Yangtze river.
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Up the Yangtze: A Director's Take on the Three Gorges Dam

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Tourists on sampans (Chinese wooden boats) in the Lesser Three Gorges on the Yangtze river. Jonathan Chang hide caption

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Tourists on sampans (Chinese wooden boats) in the Lesser Three Gorges on the Yangtze river.

Jonathan Chang

Filmmaker Yung Chang talks about his documentary Up The Yangtze, in which he rides a luxury cruise liner up the famed river in China and tells the story of two teenagers, a spoiled boy from a middle class family and a timid teenage girl whose family lives in a riverside shanty, and how they navigate the changes being made by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam.