UP THE YANGTZE gets a mention on the list of TOP TEN CANADIAN FILMS of the DECADE by MACLEAN’s MAGAZINE:
“Using the Genie Awards criteria, Iâ€™ve confined the list to Canadian productions or co-productions. Not eligible are movies merely directed by Canadians, such as A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Juno, Up in the Air and Avatar.
10. Manufactured Landscapes (2007)
Travelling to China, director Jennifer Baichwal looked over the shoulder of photographer Edward Burtynsky as he found haunting beauty in epic landscapes of industrial ruin and mass production. The film is a portrait of the artist, a magnification of his already larger-than-life art, and an exercise in perspective that shows us the moving picture outside his frame. Cinematographer Peter Mettler, whose Gambling, Gods and LSD almost made this list, holds his own with Burtynsky in composing visual poetry. Another film about manufactured landscapes thatâ€™s equally deserving is Yung Changâ€™s Up the Yangtze (2008), a documentary on Chinaâ€™s Three Gorges Dam….”