Doc Lab Fellow Jessica Kingdon Talks About Her Film Career ‘Ascension’

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The paradox of modern China is at the heart of 2020 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow Jessica Kingdon’s Ascension, released last year and currently nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award. An experimental collection of vignettes gathered from moments across the industrial landscape, the film is an arresting snapshot of the lifecycle of consumption.

With the 2022 Documentary Lab currently accepting submissions, we spoke to Kingdon about Ascension, opening up the definition of “documentary” and how the Film Independent Doc Lab made it all happen.

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