Shake Hands – Found Footage IV (Diplomatie & Choreografie)

Shake Hands

Experimental, 5 min.


by Anka Schmid

Switzerland, January 2007

Scenes from broadcast news of politicians shaking hands are arranged to form a kind of round dance, set to the music of waltzes. Through further artistic interposition of the material, the real politicians are consigned to the background. Their body language becomes more important. When women enter the political arena, the male politicians change their behaviour. (From the series “Found Footage – künstlerische Interventionen von Fernsehbildern”)


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Directed by: Anka Schmid
Written by: Anka Schmid

World Premiere: January 2007
Original Version: Without dialogue, colour, Beta SP, 5 min.


Production: Mano Film

Editing: Marina Wernli
Music: Kollektiv Marinka, Johann Strauss
Compositing: Marina Wernli

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World Rights: Mano Film