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Reel Asian kicks off 2008 with a special advance screening of UP THE YANGTZE (沿江⽽上), a moving documentary about families being displaced by China’s controversial Three Gorges Dam megaproject. Recently selected by the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Top Ten of 2007″, UP THE YANGTZE won the Best Canadian Documentary Award at the 2007 Vancouver International Film Festival and will help represent Canada at Robert Redford’s prestigious Sundance Film Festival this month.

The film’s Montréal-based filmmaker, Yung Chang (張僑勇), will be in attendance at this one-night-only special event and will take questions from the audience after the film. Reel Asian is especially proud to bring this special fundraising event to the many Asian Canadians living outside downtown Toronto who might not otherwise get the opportunity to see this important film.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2008 – 4:30PM
EMPIRE THEATRES AT EMPRESS WALK
5095 YONGE ST, NORTH YORK CENTRE

TICKETS $12 – ON SALE NOW!

The film is 93 minutes long, in Mandarin with English subtitles. Proceeds from ticket sales for this event will raise funds for Reel Asian. For more information on how to donate to Canada’s Premier Pan-Asian International Film Festival, click here.

For more information about the negative impacts of the Three Gorges Dam, visit Three Gorges Probe. Reel Asian would like to recognize the participation and support of KINOSMITH Independent Film and the National Film Board of Canada in helping make this event a reality.

Film produced by EyeSteelFilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada and in association with CBC Newsworld/SRC and American Documentary | P.O.V., PBS’s Award-Winning Documentary Showcase.