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IB Lecture Hall (IB 1008)


Event details

Humanities Research Center’s Doc Lab and Center for the Study of Contemporary China Present:
Documentary Screening with Filmmaker
Q&A Session with co-producer, Maggie Li, will follow film screening

Date: Wed, Sept 28, 6:00pm BJT
Location: IB-1008 (IB-Auditorium), Food and Drinks Provided
Zoom ID: 530.394.0458

Ascension, nominated for an Oscar as best documentary feature, explores the myriad corners of China’s increasingly stratified economic classes. Everything we use every day is the product of someone else’s labor. Cellphones and computers, water bottles and plastic cutlery, soap dispensers and blankets are all items in one interconnected chain of global capitalism that the documentary Ascension explores with curiosity, candor and criticism.

Screening of the film is available 48 hours in advance:

Maggie Li

Maggie Li is a Shanghai-based producer and interpreter (EN-CN) who served as a co-producer on Jessica Kingdon’s 2022 Oscar nominated documentary ASCENSION登楼叹 (2021). She has also worked on Plastic Watch by the BBC, China Exceptional Changes by the PBS, Basketball Love by NBA China, The Power of Conversation for the UN’s 75th anniversary, among others. Additionally, she has produced commercial work for Deloitte, Bain&Co, Colliers and J.P. Morgan. In addition to her filmic work, she is an editor of the business magazine Value Index China, and translated two novels by American author Jennifer Ball, both published in mainland China.

This event is co-sposored by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China and the Humanities Research Center.