Ascension

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**OFFICIAL SELECTION**

Tribeca Festival

Hamptons International Film Festival


WINNER: Best Documentary Feature - Tribeca Festival

WINNER: Best Documentary Feature - Hamptons International Film Festival

WINNER: Albert Maysles New Documentary Filmmaker Award - Tribeca Festival

NOMINEE: Best Documentary Feature - Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

NOMINEE: Best First Feature - Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

NOMINEE: Best Director - Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

NOMINEE: Best Editing - Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

NOMINEE: Best Cinematography - Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

NOMINEE: Best Score - Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

 

“MESMERIZING” - CBS News

“FASCINATING” - Screen International

“RIVETING” - Hyperallergic

“DAZZLING” - The Moveable Feast


An award-winning exploration of the pursuit of wealth and the paradox of progress in modern China, ASCENSION examines what living the so-called “Chinese Dream” looks like today.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
    Mandarin
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Tribeca Film Festival
  • Rating
    Not rated
  • Note
    This film is subtitled throughout in English.
  • Director
    Jessica Kingdon
  • Producer
    Kira Simon-Kennedy, Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell
  • Executive Producer
    Ryan Kampe, David Dolby, Natasha Dolby, Kathryn Everett, Bryn Mooser, Justin Lacob, Tony Hsieh, Andy Hsieh
  • Cinematographer
    Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell
  • Editor
    Jessica Kingdon
  • Composer
    Dan Deacon
  • Sound Design
    Gisela Fulla-Silvestre