REWARDING DOCS

Non-Fiction Award Season 2022

Ascension

Dir: Jessica Kingdon

An impressionistic exploration of the pursuit of wealth and the industrial supply chain in China, Ascension examines what living the so-called 'Chinese Dream' looks like today through a mesmerising series of cinematic vignettes.
 

An inside look at the life of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, whose iconic films made him the 20th century’s most unique and renowned environmental voice — and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth.

The Rescue

Dir: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin

When 12 Thai school boys got trapped in a flooded cave in 2018, the world watched on with baited breath. Now, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo) use never-before-seen footage and first person testimony to recount the dramatic, edge-of-your-seat rescue.