Anka Schmid

WILD WOMEN – GENTLE BEATS

Animal tamers from various continents shine in the spotlight and struggle for their existence behind the scenes. Between toiling and smiling, the female circus artists disclose their passion for their ‘wild’ animals and extraordinary profession: a daily life full of dedication and discipline in the midst of mortal danger. Regie: Anka Schmid Schweiz 2015 96min, OF­eUT

ISA HESSE-RABINOVITCH – DAS GROSSE SPIEL FILM

Anka Schmid shows in this movie by means of archive material, clips from the original works and interviews the unconventional, playful work of remarkable artist Isa Hesse-Rabinovitch. Amongst other things this portrait shows her fight for her poetic work in the male-dominated Swiss film scene of the Seventies although her huge international success. Working as illustrator, reporter and photographer, she dared as a 67-year-old to try the new medium of video after experimental short films. She has left us with a manifold and timeless collection of film and video achievements.   Switzerland 2009 Regie: Anka Schmid 52min, Video, Farbe, OmU Guest Special