Ascension (2021)

Genres - Culture & Society, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Morality & Values  |   Release Date - Oct 8, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Augustine Chay

Director Jessica Kingdon’s documentary examines how the “Chinese Dream” manifests in the everyday lives of China's citizens while propagating a growing class divide in contemporary society. Filmed across 51 locations in China – including factories, shopping malls, and larger-than-life recreational sites – it presents a panoramic yet intimate perspective of the nation’s relentless pursuit of productivity, innovation, and consumption.

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Keywords

China, ethics, innovation, morals, production [work], social-commentary

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High Production Values