Vital Films presents Facing East, a kayaking adventure film about the last group to paddle down the Yangtze River in China before a series of hydroelectric dams are built, changing the river forever.
- Winner of the 2010 International Reel Paddling Festival.
- Facing East combines beautiful videography, hardcore kayaking and cultural exploration with environmental activism.
- China has undertaken the largest hydroelectric dam project on earth, the construction of 14 large dams on the world's third-largest river, the Yangtze.
- These dams will alter the spectacular Yangtze forever and displace millions of people.
Running time: approximately 20 minutes
Release date: 2010
Number of discs: 1
Location: Yangzte River, China
Directors: Matt Hobbs and Cael Jones
Featured kayakers: Willie Kern and Jed Weingarten