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Maestras - The Long Journey of Women to the Podium

Maestras — The Long Journey of Women to the Podium

Günter Atteln, Maria Stodtmeier

Germany, Switzerland | 2016 | 53 min
English, German |
Subtitles: English
Being a female conductor means being an exception. Even today. When a woman stands on the podium she is, in most cases, the first”: the first to lead a world-class orchestra, the first to conduct a certain work, the first to win such and such a prize. For decades, this sensationalized character has been the norm. Why are there so few women at the helm of world-class orchestras? How did this relatively new profession develop such a notorious mythos? What roles do power and masculinity play? Are things beginning to change? This documentary takes a closer look at the situation, interweaving historical footage, interviews with experts from various disciplines, and the words of some of the greatest women conductors of yesterday and today. 
Director Günter Atteln, Maria Stodtmeier
Production Markus Wicker, Accentus Music GmbH
Editing Dirk Seliger
Sound Christoph Wonneberger
Cinematography Stephan Boerger, Michael Boomers, Aurelio Galfetti
Distribution Accentus Music GmbH

Production

Günter Atteln

Günter Atteln

Maria Stodtmeier

Maria Stodtmeier