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Waking the Green Tiger

Synopsis
Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the upper Yangtze river in southwestern China. Featuring astonishing archival footage and interviews with a government insider and witnesses, the documentary also examines Chairman Mao’s campaigns to conquer nature in the name of progress. An environmental movement takes root when a new environmental law is passed and for the first time in China’s history, ordinary citizens have the democratic right to speak out and take part in government decisions. Activists test their freedom to challenge a dam. The movement they trigger could transform China.
Language
English (en-gb and Chinese with English subtitles)
Country
Canada
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Environmental science; Geography
Keywords
China; dams; environmental campaigning; environmental issues

Credits

Director
Gary Marcuse

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
C$250.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
78 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Face to Face Media

Email
carson@smartt.com
Web
http://www.facetofacemedia.ca/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 604 251 0770
Fax
+1 604 251 9149
Address
1818 Grant Street
Vancouver
British Columbia
BC V5L 2Y8
Canada

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