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Program Title: Yangtze: New China and the Old River
EASC Code: CY-05
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: English, Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Geography
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Producer: Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Release Date: 1999
Running Time: 84 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: When the Chinese government completes the 1.2-mile Three Gorge Dam, its 370-mile reservoir is expected to partially or completely blot out 2 cities, 11 counties, 140 towns, 326 townships, and 1,351 villages. This program, filmed during the initial phase of the project, documents the lives of people who will be uprooted---and some of the finest scenery in China will be lost---when the damn is completed. Supporters of the project say that the benefits of the project far outweigh the costs, but the 1.1 million people who face resettlement disagree.
Data Entry Date: 10/16/2003