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Yung Chang, made his feature documentary, Up the Yangtze in 2007. The film used China’s highly contested Three Gorges Dam as a dramatic backdrop for a moving and richly detailed narrative of a peasant family negotiating unprecedented historic changes. Up The Yangtze played at numerous festivals and was one of the top-grossing documentary box office releases in 2008. China Heavyweight is Chang’s sophomore film. It had its World Premiere at Sundance 2012 and traveled the festival circuit extensively. The filmplayed in Canadian cinemas and opened in NYC.  He is  currently writing Eggplant, his first feature film, about a Chinese wedding photographer.


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