Winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Ascension is an impressionistic portrait of China’s industrial supply chain that depicts a thriving capitalism in a communist state. The film unfolds in three parts, its focus shifting from factory workers, to an aspirational middle class, and finally to the hedonistic elites at the top of the food chain. Filmmaker Jessica Kingdon creates unforgettable tableaus, such as a scene in a sex doll factory, bringing a humorous touch to a vivid class analysis.

– Courtesy of MTV Documentary Films.

The November 16th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jessica Kingdon

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Director: Jessica Kingdon
Executive Producer: Ryan Kampe, David and Natasha Dolby, Kathryn Everett, Bryn Mooser and Tony Hsieh
Producer: Kira Simon-Kennedy, Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell
Cinematographer: Nathan Truesdell
Editor: Jessica Kingdon
Music: Dan Deacon
Language: Chinese
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Publicist: Susan Norget
US Distributor: MTV