- Upcoming POV Community Screenings
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- Live Chat with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan and 'China Blue' Filmmaker About Working Conditions in Chinese Factories
Chat live with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about the documentary China Blue, which examines the brutal work conditions at blue jean factory in China. Chat starts at 11AM PT / 2PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2011.
- Up the Yangtze – An Update from China
In 2008, POV aired Up the Yangtze, which told the story of the Yu family as the Three Gorges Dam project in China changed their lives. Filmmaker Yung Chang revisited the Yu family in the summer of 2010. He shares some pictures and updates from the family. Dear Friends, I took some time off from […]
- 'Up the Yangtze' and 'The Betrayal' Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards
It’s almost the end of the year, which means that film award season is in full swing. The Academy Award shortlist for best documentary came out a few weeks ago, and the Satellite Award nominees for best documentary were announced at the end of November. This morning, the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards were […]
- Up the Yangtze's Yung Chang Answers Viewer Questions
Yung Chang is the director of Up the Yangtze, which aired on POV on October 8, 2008. After the broadcast, many viewers wrote with questions for Yung. Read on for Yung’s responses to some of the questions he received. Loree asks: You must have made a deep emotional connection with all the people in your […]
- What's Your POV About 'Up the Yangtze'?
Sixteen-year-old “Cindy” Yu Shui, the daughter of an illiterate farmer, dreams of pursing her education and becoming a scientist, despite her family’s poverty. But as the rising waters of the Yangtze River begin to displace her family’s hut, she leaves home to take a job on a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, washing dishes […]
- Ask the Filmmaker: Up the Yangtze's Yung Chang
Up the Yangtze takes a close look at the effects of the construction of China’s Three Gorges Dam, which is altering the landscape and the lives of people living along the fabled Yangtze River. Filmmaker Yung Chang shows us both the bigger picture — the transformation of the river by the biggest hydroelectric dam in […]
- 'Up the Yangtze' Premieres in New York
Up the Yangtze, a new documentary about the impact of the Three Gorges Dam project in China by Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang, opens in New York City at the IFC Center tomorrow. The film has won numerous awards on the festival circuit and received much critical acclaim for its moving and powerful portrayal of contemporary […]