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1h 37m Documentary 2021

AroView: An eye-opening, purely observational documentary about modern China.

It’s about mass manufacturing, labour exploitation and the complicity of global consumers. It’s about the rigidity of gender roles and the flexibility of Communist ideology. It’s about the ascension of economic power and the material aspirations of the proliferating middle class. And it’s about the tender loving process of making a lifelike sex doll…

“Presented with no narrative and limited structure, Ascension is a collection of breathtaking images and revelatory vignettes that position China as a simultaneously alien and completely universal cultural and industrial landscape, never spelling out which direction points toward progress.” ~Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter


Jessica Kingdon


Mandarin Chinese

Closed Captions [CC]

English [cc]





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