Pascale Schmidt

Filmmaker Pascale Schmidt studied philosophy, psychology, and communications before being accepted into Munich’s Television and Film School. She studied directing at the school until 1989, when she finally began work as a producer, director, and screenwriter. She produced her first feature documentary, PLAYING IT SAFE, for ZDF in 1990. Schmidt is also well-known for another of her feature documentaries, THE SKY KISSES MOUNTAINS, which earned Schmidt a Grimme Prize, the most prestigious award for television works in Germany. (10/09)

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Girls Around the World


A film by Pascale Schmidt, 1999, 222 min, Color

Produced by Brenda Parkerson, GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD is a collection of six extraordinary documentaries that examine the hopes, dreams and worldviews of a diverse group of 17-year-old girls from across the globe. This multidimensional series provides a critical cross-cultural perspective into the lives of young women, the concerns they share and the difficult decisions…

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