Untitled PRC Project examine megatrends of today’s China with an observational lens. By following the flow of labor, fortune, and waste across China, we explore how new types of economic cycles translate into day-to-day life for people of all class lines. This impressionistic collage of the new “Chinese Dream” consists of conceptually linked vignettes, immersed in locations ranging from the remote Sichuan mountains to the polluted Inner Mongolia plains to bustling labor markets in megacities. Micro-moments of people’s lives deliver an impressionistic understanding of the growing behemoth that is the nominally communist yet hyper-capitalist People’s Republic of China.
Untitled PRC Project is a participant of the 2019 (Egg)celerator Lab.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Jessica Kingdon is a Chinese-American director/producer named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2017. Her award-winning Vimeo Staff Pick short Commodity City shot in Yiwu, China is an observational documentary about the world’s largest wholesale mall. It was shortlisted for a Cinema Eye Honor and has played at over 50 film festivals. Her upcoming feature documentary Untitled PRC Project is a SFFilm Doc Fund recipient and participated in the 2017 Spotlight on Documentary IFP Film Week. Her upcoming short Routine Island, about the new Chinese middle class on vacation on an island in Micronesia, is an Eyeslicer Radical Film Fund recipient. Past residencies include the Points North Institute Shortform Editing Residency, the Artist Academy at the New York Film Festival, the UnionDocs Editing Residency, and the UnionDocs Lab. Producer credits include The Waterslide, directed by Nathan Truesdell, which premiered at True/False in 2018; Old Stone, directed by Johnny Ma, which premiered at the Berlinale 2016; and the upcoming For Entertainment Purposes Only, directed by Colin Healey. Jessica is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.