Migration : The Three Gorges Dam

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  • The Three Gorges Dam will bring huge economic benefits to areas of central China, but Grandma Pang, an 87-year-old villager who is to be relocated to avoid rising waters from the construction project, is not so sure the changes are all for the good. She has lived all her life in one village and will be forced to leave many possessions and special places behind. Filmed over three years, this program chronicles Grandma Pang's traditional lifestyle, her emotional departure from the past, and the difficulties encountered in her new home as she and are family are moved to a "model town" to make way for the Three Gorges dam.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 26, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Portions with English subtitles.


  • Forced Migration in China (1:37) -- Three Gorges Dam (2:07) -- Uncertain Future in China (2:27) -- Abandoning Tradition (1:28) -- Migration Subsidy (1:52) -- Preparing for Migration (1:55) -- Three Gorges Dam Displacement (4:04) -- Adjusting to Yueyan (3:29) -- Displacement Difficulties (1:59) -- Completing the Three Gorges Dam (1:25) -- Autumn Festival in Hunan (1:28) -- Credits: Migration: The Three Gorges Dam-China from Within (0:44)
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