Women in Film 2016 | Wild Women by Anka Schmid

Wild Women by Anka Schmid / Switzerland / 96 min / 2015 / PG
Namayca, Carmen, Nadezhda, Aliya, and Anosa are charismatic animal tamers from four different countries, who work in the circus training tigers, lions, and bears. The film illuminates the harsh reality beneath the sparkling veneer of the circus and offers a respectful view into the lives of these artistic performers. Always in conflict between feminine gentleness and commanding toughness, these women struggle for their existence both as women and as tamers – a profession that may soon be outlawed.

About Anka Schmid:
Anka Schmid sees herself as a border-crosser between film and art and, in addition to narrative cinema and TV films, she also makes experimental films and video installations. She has won various prizes and awards and has made numerous exhibitions. Her films have been shown at international festivals such as Locarno, San Francisco and Sundance.

About Women in Film

Women in Film features the voices and verve of women in an arena that has been traditionally dominated by men. In celebrating the achievements of women working in the film industry, this edition of the programme highlights the career of acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen alongside short and feature-length documentaries by women filmmakers.

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Fri Oct 21, 2016
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