Ascension Review: An impressionistic look at the tendrils of Capitalism in all levels of operation in China

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China is a nation that defies definition – a communist nation that also creates a wealth disparity befitting that of a capitalist society like the United States. It is not surprising that the tagline of the current Chinese government, as well as the society, is the ascension towards the Chinese Dream. A bar for economic success strikingly similar to the American Dream. Chinese-American filmmaker Jessica Kingdon thus crafts a documentary exploring the tendrils of capitalism in all levels of social operation in China.

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