BEIJING – After four years of migration, over 4 million people have been evacuated from their homes to make way for the waters of China’s gargantuan hydroelectric project. At 2,309-meters in length, the dam should provide affordable energy to a rapidly developing nation.
Critics, however, point to the negative impacts of human displacement, geologic alteration and consequent pollution. One such critic is Yung Chang, a filmmaker in China who recently released Up the Yangtze–a movie that portrays the human cost of economic power. To hear Yung Chang’s views, watch an interview with the director.
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