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Taming the Yellow River

China, 1959 (MIFF 1960, Programme 25)

Director: Chen Chien

The Sanmen Gorges are one group of many gorges along the vast length of the Yellow River. This district has been called "Impassable Sanmen". This film shows the course of the water conservation project at the gorges from the start to the finish of work.

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