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ASCENSION 登楼叹

kincmok 13 May, 15 May, Diaspora, Rialto De Pijp, Section, Studio/K, USA

Dates & Tickets

Wed 11 May
19:00
Studio/K

TICKETS

Sun 15 May
16:30
Rialto De Pijp

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Region

USA

Language

Mandarin

Subtitles

English

Length

97 min

Director

Jessica KINGDON

ASCENSION 登楼叹

Ascension is an impressionistic portrait of China’s industrial supply chain that reveals the country’s growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism, and  wealth. Structured in three parts, the documentary ascends through the levels of the capitalist structure: workers running factory production, the middle class training for and selling to aspirational consumers, and the elites reveling in a new level of hedonistic enjoyment. In traveling up the rungs of China’s social ladder, we see how each level supports and makes possible the next while recognizing that the “Chinese Dream” remains an elusive fantasy for most.

Director

Director: Jessica Kingdon, USA

Films: Commodity City (Short 2017), It’s Coming! (Short 2020)

Awards: Tribeca – Best Documentary Feature