Public parks are oases of calm in modern Shanghai. Open, healing, and free for all, they are where people retreat to after a hard day’s work, an argument, or a breakup. They provide the space to calm the body and mind, escape the bustle of the city, and be in the moment — even if it’s just for a few minutes.
After Shanghai emerged from a two-month lockdown last year, the city’s public parks were where people rushed back to, for fresh air, freedom, and human connection.
In this series, Sixth Tone captures the daily rhythm of life in three of Shanghai’s parks. The third episode captures a group of deaf people meeting up at a corner in Shanghai’s Luxun Park.
Producers: Fu Beimeng and Lü Xiao; videographers: Wu Huiyuan, Fu Beimeng, and Lü Xiao; video editor: Lü Xiao; sign language translators: Tang Wenyan and Bian Haifang; motion graphics: Fu Xiaofan; story editor: Matthew Hall; assistant producers: Zhang Xindian and Zhang Liting.
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