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Dir: Jessica Kingdon / USA / 97mins / 2021
Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection
Brisbane Film Festival – Official Selection
Sydney Film Festival – Official Selection
Raindance Film Festival – Official Selection
Factory workers diligently parse fabrics and prepare plastic products—like water bottles and binoculars—in clusters and in an assembly line. Men weld metal cylinders with precision, and a networking conference devotes its attention to training a predominantly female audience how to excel in business etiquette.
These and many other absorbing vignettes are what make up the central focus of Jessica Kingdon’s Ascension: an exploration of contemporary China’s identity as it relates to its vision of consumerism, innovation, and social standing.
A wonderful experience.
Melbourne Design Week Film Festival curated by Richard Sowada