THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 | 5:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Germany | 2019 | 95 minutes | Thomas Ladenburger | In German with English subtitles | Northwest Premiere
When Lieutenant Colonel Anastasia Biefang came out as transgender at the height of her military career, she became the first trans female commander in the history of Germany’s armed forces. In I AM ANASTASIA, director Thomas Ladenburger follows her personal and professional journey, including her physical transition, increasing demands on her as a military leader, and the stress of planning a wedding before being deployed to Afghanistan. With unprecedented support from top military officials, Anastasia leads her family, friends, colleagues, and more than 700 soldiers to a place of love, acceptance, and respect.
This film is deaf friendly.
I AM ANASTASIA
Director: Thomas Ladenburger
Principal Cast: Anastasia Biefang, Christiane Meiners, Samanta Sokolowski
Running Time: 95 minutes
Producer: Thomas Ladenburger
Editor: Lena Rem
Music: Oli Biehler
Content Warnings: Vulgar language and nudity