Great Wall Across the Yangtze

  • 2000 ----- color ----- 56 min ----- vhs///
  • Set against the backdrop of China's stunning Three Gorges region, this documentary takes the viewer to the epicenter of the most archaeologically and geographically devastating construction project in history. In 1994, the People's Republic of China ordered the damming of the legendary Yangtze River with a massive wall of concrete and steel--1 15-year project creating the world's largest dam and hydroelectric power plant. To China's leaders, The Three Gorges dam will propel the nation's economy into the 21st century. To critics worldwide it is a social and environmental disaster. Investigates the profound changes the dam will bring to China's people, environment and history (Closed-Captioned).
  • Topics: (Anthropology: Cultural, Architecture, China, Cities and Towns, Economics, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Far Eastern Studies, Geography)