09:30-11:00 Thursday 23.03, Social Cinema, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

JESSICA KINGDON had a remarkable experience with her documentary feature debut Ascension (2021), filmed in China, exploring how capitalism has transformed the country. The independently produced film won the top documentary prize at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and became one of the year’s most lauded films, including an Oscar nomination. This year, she’s at the CPH:FORUM to take meetings for her new, untitled work-in-progress. She’ll discuss the journey of making Ascension and what she’ll carry forward from that experience in her future projects.

Jessica Kingdon

Filmmaker, US

Chinese American director and producer Jessica Kingdon was nominated for the 2022 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for directing the documentary Ascension (2021), looking at China’s growing economic progress and increasing economic divide against the backdrop of the pursuit of the Chinese Dream.