Post-Film Commentator:
Judith Shapiro, American University

As part of the 2009 DC Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (March 11-22), the China Environment Forum will be screening the film Up The Yangtze.

A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze, navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River." The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river's edge a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam, a contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle, provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside modern China.

Written and directed by Yung Chang. Produced by Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying-Gee Wong, and John Christou. An Eye Steel Film and National Board of Canada co-production.

No RSVP necessary for this event and seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis!

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center's 6th Floor Auditorium