Film Title

The Ascension
Director: Gershon Sng


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2011
Duration 6’ 30”
Colour Colour
Language No Dialogue or Subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis When a beggar comes upon a box with the power to change his life for the better, he demonstrates this ability to other beggars. However, to his horror, upon witnessing the box's power, the others plot against him to obtain it. Eventually, they realize that the box is more than what it seems. What follows leaves the group in pure and utter awe.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“Asian CineVision (ACV) nonprofit media arts organization devoted to the development, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of Asian and Asian American film and video. Since 1978, ACV has presented the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest running festival in the U.S. to showcase for the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema. Perhaps it is the best trip of my life! The artistic vibe, the freedom of expression, the sights and sounds of New York City – what more could one ask for?”

— Shared by Gershon Sng, director of The Ascension, after attending the 35th Asian American International Film Festival in United State, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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