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Ascension [videorecording] / MTV Documentary Films presents ; a film by Jessica Kingdon ; produed by Kira Simon-Kennedy, Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell ; in association with XTR, Firelight Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures

Kingdon, Jessica, (film director,, film producer.). Simon-Kennedy, Kira, (film producer.). Truesdell, Nathan, (film producer.). MTV Documentary Films, (presenter.). XTR (Firm), (production company.). Firelight Media, (production company.). Chicken & Egg Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Grasshopper Film (Firm), (publisher.).

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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Macon County Public Library DVD 306.09 A (Text) 39493109302259 Adult DVD Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Grasshopper Film, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
This disc a recorded DVD and may not play on all players or drives.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2021.
Special features: Q&A with filmmakers following the world premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell ; editor, Jessica Kingdon ; music, Dan Deacon.
Summary, etc.:
Nominated for Best Documentary by the Director's Guild, Producer's Guild, Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards, and winner of Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, this film explores the paradoxical pursuit of wealth and progress in China. Loosely structured around the distinct social and economic classes that divide the nation, this extraordinary documentary follows factory workers, middle class consumers and elites as they chase the elusive "Chinese Dream."
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen; Dolby digital 5.1.
Language Note:
Mandarin dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Social classes > China.
Capitalism > Social aspects > China.
Industrial productivity > China.
China > Economic conditions > 2000-
China > Social conditions > 2000-
Foreign films > China.
Genre: Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Topic Heading: Closed captioned DVDs.

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