2008-12-26 | Monthly YAMAGATA January

Our January 2009 screening is a documentary about the people forced to relocate due to the construction of China’s Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world, which is scheduled for completion next year. The water level of the Chang River will rise from 10 to 110 meters, meaning that 1.4 million people living in the regions along its shores must find new homes. This work was screened at the YIDFF in 1997, and ten years on director Feng Yan won the Ogawa Shinsuke Prize (Grand Prize in the New Asian Currents section) for Bingai in 2007. The starting point of its journey of over 10 years documenting the same subjects was Dreams of Changjiang. China’s dramatic upheaval is also profound, and causes us to contemplate the meaning of an era.

Monthly YAMAGATA January: Back-to-back screenings in Tokyo
Beyond the Olympics: China’s other 100-year dream, and its people

January 12 (Mon) 19:00 (Open 18:30)
Screenings: Dreams of Changjiang
See the Uplink webpage for guest information.

Dreams of Changjiang
Dir: Feng Yan / CHINA / 1997 / Chinese / Video / 85 min / YIDFF ’97 New Asian Currents
Uplink Factory
1,500 yen with one drink
phone: 03-5362-0672 (YIDFF Tokyo Office)

For more information Uplink website: Monthly YAMAGATA January (in Japanese)