"Along the banks of the Yangtze” is a six-episode documentary series. Who will take us to travel along the banks of this river? It is the Dutch photographer, journalist and medical doctor, Ruben Terlou. Although he was raised in Netherlands, he had a keen feeling for China. Fueled by the inspiration of becoming a photographer and travelling across the oceans to exotic countries, he went to China to learn its language when he turned 19. Two years later, he had to put his dream behind reluctantly and return to Netherlands to study medicine.
Life is full of surprises. Decades later, Terlou could eventually put his feet on the land of China again as a photographer and journalist. In these six episodes, he would bring the audience to visit the popular cities along the banks of Yangtze River - Shanghai, Wuhand, Nanjing, Yichang, Chongquing and Shangri-La. He would also capture the new faces of China with his camera from his personal, if not arbitrary perspective, to understand and interpret the challenges that the new generation of this country is facing.