• 02/01/2018

A film that promotes the STEM subjects

“Täglich unter Männern”

“Täglich unter Männern” (“Among men every day”) is the working title of a web series that focuses on science. It was shot in autumn and winter 2017 at various locations of TUM and other sites in Munich. Currently, the team is doing post-production and editing.

Off to the shooting (left to right): Lena Karbe (HFF), Helena Hufnagel (HFF), Adina Mungenast (FFF), Prof. Michael Gutmann (HFF), Maria Furtwängler, Alina Stiegler, Prof. Doron Wisotzky (HFF), Prof Klaus Diepold (TUM) and Sebastian Stojetz (HFF) (Photo: HFF)
Off to the shooting (left to right): Lena Karbe (HFF), Helena Hufnagel (HFF), Adina Mungenast (FFF), Prof. Michael Gutmann (HFF), Maria Furtwängler, Alina Stiegler, Prof. Doron Wisotzky (HFF), Prof Klaus Diepold (TUM) and Sebastian Stojetz (HFF) (Photo: HFF)

The series, funded with € 50,000 by the FilmFernsehFonds (FFF), aims to encourage young women and girls between the ages of 14 and 17 to go for the STEM-subjects – and it aims to get rid of a few clichés associated with them. The five eight-minute episodes are about 19-year-old Juli (Alina Stiegler), who, after completing her Abitur, plans to take up a study course of Engineering at TUM.

A concept by TUM alumna Maria Furtwängler

When she is about to enroll for her studies, her boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her: he doesn’t want a “women’s libber” as a girlfriend. Juli is perplexed – but she won’t give up their dreams. She keeps up her choice of studies, and she starts to think up a plan to pay back her ex-boyfriend.

The web series – with actress Maria Furtwängler in a leading role – was inspired and conceived by, among others, Prof. Klaus Diepold of the TUM Department of Computer Science, Prof. Bettina Reitz, President of the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF), and TUM Chancellor Albert Berger.

Incidentally, TUM is no unknown territory for Maria Furtwängler: in 1996, she earned her doctorate in Medicine here.

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