Documentary, USA-China, 2012, DCP
The directors took their camera and created a 78-minute single shot observation of life and human activity in a bustling park in the city of Chengdu, in China. People stroll, eat, socialize, sing and dance – from Chinese opera to karaoke and disco. Without the control of a director or a pre-designed narrative, and without the meaning-mak- ing of montage or the emotional manipulation of a musical score, People’s Park follows the natural rhythms of space – totally open to the serendipitous, the unplanned and the accidental.
Libbie D. Cohn
She studied at Yale University, specializing in Film and Architecture, as well as in the History and Culture of Modern China.
He received the 2009 Joris Ivens Award at the Cinéma du Réel FF for Chai- qian, and two Leopards at the 63rd Locarno FF for Foreign Parts.