Tickets: € 4.99 – On Demand – Available from May 13th via cultuurticket.nl/transcreen
In this documentary, we meet Anastasia from Germany. It is extraordinary that she is a high ranking military in the army. And transgender. We see how the people around her, and Anastasia herself, have to adapt to the new situation. This film will be introduced by Finn Mors, whom you may know from the Dutch TV series ‘Hij is een Zij’, and who has been in the Dutch military for over ten years.
Thomas Ladenburger | Germany | 2018 | 95 min | German spoken | English subtitles | Documentary
This is the story of Anastasia Biefang, lieutenant colonel in the German military, who was assigned male at birth. At the height of her career she decides to finally come out as transgender. Much to her surprise, she does not face any negative consequences in her career in the military. After her transition she becomes the first female commander in the history of the German military, leading a German armed forces´ battalion for cyber- and information domain service. The film follows her male to female transition and observes her taking over duties as a commander. Anastasia is not the only one transitioning- her battalion must also face up to changes in their mentality.
Watch trailer here.