The film was produced by The National Film Board of Canada. The film reflects a ordinary poor family live along the Yangtze, the story happened before and after the immigration because of the establish of Three Gorges dam.UP THE YANGTZE reflects the effect to the local people from the Three Gorges dam from the aspects of economic, culture, and livelihood.
2007 awarded the Canada’s Top 10 best films
2007 awarded the best cinematography inVancouver International Film Festival
2007 awardedthe nomination inIDFA Competition for VPRO Award
2008 awarded the best documentary film in 45th Golden Horse Prize
2008 awarded the best cinematography for a Documentary Feature in RiverRun International Film Festival.
2009 awardedthe nominees for EMMY awards in the category in outstanding achievement ofcinematography.