Alice Schmid

Alice Schmid

Switzerland

Biography

Born in Lucerne in 1951. Studied Spanish and Italian. Writer and filmmaker. In 1996 foundation of Ciné A.S.Ltd. in Zurich.Alice Schmid tells stories from all over the world, with the focus always on the children. Her work has won international awards (Gold in Biarritz, the Erich Kaestner Prize, a nomination for Grimme). On Swiss Television she reaches over 600,000 viewers. With her first novel “Thirteen Is My Number”, also set around Mount Napf, she made it onto the Swiss Bestseller List.
In every one of her works so far, Alice Schmid has been dealing with children of this world. SAY NO (1993) is a film classic on child abuse. In Liberia and Sierra Leone (1999/2002) she featured child soldiers. In EVERY DROP FOR THE FUTURE (1996) she accompanied a Bolivian girl on her two-hour walk to school. In LETTER TO GROWN-UPS (1994) she portrayed a childhood in the mine-fields of Cambodia. With her first feature film THE CHILDREN OF MOUNT NAPF, she is now returning to Switzerland, to the epicenter of her first, direct experiences, to the region that is also the setting of her successful literary debut THIRTEEN IS MY NUMBER (2011).

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