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Q&A with director Jessica Kingdon and producers Kira Simon-Kennedy & Nathan Truesdell, moderated by Gary Hustwit

Friday, December 3

Winner of awards at Tribeca and the Hamptons, and a finalist for numerous year-end awards, Jessica Kingdon’s debut feature explores contemporary China through the lens of its factory workers, who make binoculars and sex dolls under demanding circumstance and with perhaps unlikely dreams of finding a better life. (U.S.-China, 2021, 97m)

“A collection of breathtaking images and revelatory vignettes that position China as a simultaneously alien and completely universal cultural and industrial landscape.” –Hollywood Reporter