People's Park

Direction
Year 
2012
Country
  • United States 
  • China 
Duration
78min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

A mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind window into modern China, People's Park is an exhilarating single shot documentary that immerses viewers in an unbroken journey through a famous urban park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

People's Park was produced at Harvard's groundbreaking Sensory Ethnography Lab, which has been responsible for some of the most critically-acclaimed, envelope-pushing documentaries of recent years (including Sweetgrass, Leviathan, and the upcoming Manakamana).

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 fresh gaze at public interaction, leisure and self-expression in today's China.

Details

  • Original title
    People's Park
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    J. P. Sniadecki, Libbie D Cohn
  • DOP
    J. P. Sniadecki, Libbie D Cohn
  • Editing
    J. P. Sniadecki, Libbie D Cohn
  • Duration
    78 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • United States
    • China
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Winner, Best Cinematography Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
    • Winner, Gian Paolo Paoli award for Best Anthropological Film, Festival dei Popoli
    • Official Selection, Locarno Film Festival
    • Official Selection, New Directors/New Films
  • Awards
    • Winner, Best Cinematography Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
    • Winner, Gian Paolo Paoli award for Best Anthropological Film, Festival dei Popoli

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