I am Anastasia

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.



Anastasia Biefang

Samanta Sokolowski

Christiane Meiners


Producer, Director, Cinematographer: Thomas Ladenburger

Cinematographer Solemn Appeal: Elfi Mikesch, Ralph Netzer

Sound Recording: Astrid Menze, Lilly Grote, Bassano Bonelli Bassano, Manuela Schiniá, David Madry, Leo Schulz

Dramaturgy and Editing: Lena Rem

Sound Mixing: Ansgar Frerich

Music: Oli Biehler



DOK.deutsch: Anastasia has been selected for the competition section at DOK.fest Munich

The World Premiere is coming up! On Friday, May 10th the film will be presented to the audience for the first time. World Premiere Screening is at 9:30 P.M. @ Atelier-Kino 1 in Munich

Production and World Sales

Thomas Ladenburger Filmproduktion
Lausitzer Strasse 31
10999 Berlin
tel: + 49 30 2199 6348
email: tladen@gmx.net

German Distribution

Acrivulis & Severin GbR
Boxhagener Strasse 18
10245 Berlin
tel: +49 – (0)30 – 28 36 530
email: verleih@missingfilms.de

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