CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION

By Shane O'SULLIVAN

E2 FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

Inspired by the protests of 1968, two women left their families in Germany and Japan and went in search of world revolution, becoming the most notorious "terrorists" of their time. What were they fighting for and what have we learned?

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRELAND, GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shane O'SULLIVAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Shane O'SULLIVAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Shane O'SULLIVAN
    • Synopsis
    • CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION tells the stories of Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu - two women who emerged from the student revolutions of 1968 to become the leading female revolutionaries of their time.
      Appalled by the killing in Vietnam, they set out to destroy capitalist power through world revolution, as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army.
      Authors and journalists Bettina Röhl and May Shigenobu explore the lives of their mothers, Ulrike and Fusako, providing a unique perspective on two of the most notorious “terrorists” in contemporary history.
      On the run or kidnapped when their mothers went underground, May and Bettina emerged from difficult childhoods to lead their own extraordinary lives.
      With capitalism once more in crisis, they face up to their mother's actions and we ask: what were
      they fighting for and what have we learned?
      Shot in Tokyo, Beirut, Jordan and Germany, the film tells the fascinating stories of Meinhof and Shigenobu through the eyes of May and Bettina, with evocative film of revolutionary training camps and rare archive interviews.
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