Was mann ist

Was mann ist

Sarah Brömmel, Jana Hanrieder and Katharina Grote

desired! – film lust & queer

»It’s important that someone has found himself, that he has found out who he is and that he can live the way he wants to. Nothing else really matters. He’s a man.«

Chris Chris, Jonas, Henrik and Malte give us an insight into their lives as men. They tell us about their journeys to becoming a man, because all of them were born as women. What connects them is their common work in the association TransMann e.V., which pursues the goal of supporting transmen on their journey and raising public awareness for transsexuality.

Awards for ›Was mann ist‹
Lobende Erwähnung, Jugendfilmfestival Flimmern und Rauschen, München 2011

Directors / Cinematography / Editing / Sound

Sarah Brömmel, Jana Hanrieder, Katharina Grote


Jonas, Henrik, Chris, Malte

Production / Contact

Institut für Ethnologie, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, München

Sarah Brömmel, Jana Hanrieder and Katharina Grote

Jana Hanrieder, Katharina Grote and Sarah Brömmel are students of ethnology at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich. The film Was mann ist was made in the two-semester seminar, ethnology and the public under Julia Bayer.

Films by Sarah Brömmel
Projekt: Anna nass 2008 | kreislaufen 2008 | Gegenlicht 2006 | Halt so wild 2005