Documentary 97 min
Sunday, March 20

Nominated for an Oscar in Best Documentary Feature. The absorbingly cinematic Ascension explores the pursuit of the “Chinese Dream.” This observational documentary presents a contemporary vision of China that prioritizes productivity and innovation above all.

“Through her unfussy direction and sly editing, Kingdon’s collection of vignettes is a reminder that the destructively frenzied cycle of consumption and waste always trickles down.” — Roxana Hadadi , Los Angeles Times
directed by
Jessica Kingdon