The most fascinating televised journey of 2006.
The entire length of the Yellow River explored for the first time in Korean television
history. The four seasons around one of the world's greatest rivers show in dazzling
detail on HDTV. The hidden lives of minorities living by the river are brought
to life. The Yellow River bares its great soul in our ten-part documentary.
Why the Yellow River?
The monumental journey of the Yellow River, or the Huanghe in Chinese, begins
in the roof of the world, in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, flowing 5,464 kilometers
through the Chinese landmass. The river became source of life for countless
tribes and peoples living along its banks, and mothered a great civilization
in its wake.
But this Yellow River was also temperamental, changing courses at a whim and
causing countless calamities: an ill fate to many, but one that was accepted
by peoples, kingdoms, and empires that embraced it.
But the Great Yellow River is changing. The old China it gave birth to now
aspires to be a new superpower, and its dreams are unfolding by the river's
A profound question was posed upon the Yellow River as the crew began a journey
from the river's origins, and followed every inch of its path.
What was it about the Yellow River that endured through the rise and fall of
And where is this old river flowing to in the new century?