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ASCENSION is an impressionistic portrait of China’s industrial supply chain that reveals the  country’s growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and  wealth. The documentary portrays capitalism in China across the levels of its operation, from  the crudest mine to the most rarefied forms of leisure. Accordingly, the film is structured in three  parts, ascending through the levels of the capitalist structure: workers running factory  production, the middle class training for and selling to aspirational consumers, and the elites  reveling in a new level of hedonistic enjoyment. In traveling up the rungs of China’s social  ladder, we see how each level supports and makes possible the next while recognizing the  contemporary “Chinese Dream” remains an elusive fantasy for most.

Tickets: $13.33 -  https://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/product/ascension/


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