Film Comment's Gavin Smith sat down with directors Libbie D. Cohn and J.P. Sniadecki after the screening of "People's Park" to chat about the process of shooting the film, their creative inspirations,the atmosphere of park itself, and their association with the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab.
About the film:
An immersive, inquisitive visit to the People's Park in Chengdu, China, this film was created in a single virtuoso tracking shot. The joys of communal play, exercise, and leisure time come under intense scrutiny from the relentless gaze of the directors' lens, creating alternate states of unease and exhilaration.
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