People’s Park

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People’s Park

Directed by J.P. Sniadecki, Libbie Dina Cohn

  • USA, China 2012; 78 min
  • Original version: No dialogue
  • Genre: Documentary


PEOPLE’S PARK is a 75-minute single-shot documentary that immerses viewers in an unbroken journey through a famous urban park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The film explores the dozens of moods, rhythms and pockets of performance coexisting in tight proximity within the park’s prismatic social space, capturing waltzing couples, mighty sycamores, karaoke singers, and buzzing cicadas. A sensory meditation on cinematic time and space, PEOPLE’S PARK offers a gaze at public interaction, leisure and self-expression in China.