MTV Documentary Films and the Museum of Tolerance invite you to a special screening of the new film:


🏆 WINNER: Best Documentary Feature | 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

🏆 WINNER: Albert Maysles Award Best New Documentary Director | 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

⭐ 6 Critics Choice Nominations Including Best Documentary

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7 PM PT

At the Museum of Tolerance

9786 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035


“terrific...a collection of breathtaking images and revelatory vignettes” -The Hollywood Reporter

“a fascinating, universal story” -Screen International

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.

A Q&A, moderated by Claire Aguilar, award-winning film curator and producer, and featuring the film's director, Jessica Kingdon, will follow the screening. 

On July 18, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) re-implemented the mandate requiring everyone to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The Museum of Tolerance is adhering to this mandate and masks will be required. Please click here to view our Safety Measures and Protocols before attending the November 2 screening.

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