People's Park (Documentary)

John Paul Sniadecki (Cinematographer), Libbie Dina Cohn (Cinematographer)

Research output: Non-textual formDocumentary/Film/TV


John P.Sniadecki and Libbie Dina Cohn, Cinematographers.

A single-shot documentary that immerses viewers in an unbroken journey through a famous urban park in Chengdu, Sichuan and explores prismatic social space, capturing waltzing couples, mighty sycamores, karaoke singers, and buzzing cicadas in lush surround sound. A sensory meditation on cinematic time and space. Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, permanent collection. Distributed by Cinema Guild.

Selected Screenings:

Locarno International Film Festival (Golden Leopard nominee)Whitney Biennale (invited artist)Shanghai Biennale (invited artist, film as an installation)San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtGuggenheim MuseumNew Directors/New Films Festival (at the MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center)Festival dei Popoli (winner: “Best Anthropological Film” award)Ann Arbor Film Festival (winner: “Best Cinematography” award)Lima International Film Festival (winner: “Cinema Guerilla” award)Edinburgh International Film FestivalShenzhen Architecture & Art BiennaleVienna International Film FestivalUCCA in Beijing (as an installation)RIDMDocLisboaCinema du Reel International Film FestivalMuseum of Natural History (as an installation in the Margaret Mead Film Festival)Vancouver International Film FestivalMar de Plata International Film FestivalToronto Reel Asian Film FestivalIt’s All True Documentary Film FestivalRiviera Maya International Film FestivalMunich International Film FestivalMAC in Vienna

Original languageEnglish (US)
Media of outputFilm
Size78 min
StatePublished - 2012


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