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Ascension / MTV Documentary Films presents ; in association with XTR, Firelight Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures ; produced by Kira Simon-Kennedy, Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell ; directed by Jessica Kingdom.

Kingdon, Jessica, (film director,, film producer.). Simon-Kennedy, Kira, (film producer.). Truesdell, Nathan, (film producer.).


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."

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
This disc a recorded DVD and may not play on all players or drives.
Special features: Q&A with filmmakers following the world premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival ; theatrical trailer.
Title from disc surface.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell ; editor, Jessica Kingdon ; music, Dan Deacon.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, 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-
Genre: Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library 306.095 ASC 1014991 Adult DVD Available -

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