Children of the Revolution
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About the Film
Inspired by the student revolutions of 1968, Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu became the leading revolutionaries of their time, as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army. Appalled by the killing in Vietnam, they worked with Palestinian freedom fighters to overthrow capitalism through world revolution. Packed with extraordinary archive footage, the film sees journalists Bettina Röhl and May Shigenobu explore the lives of their mothers, Ulrike and Fusako, giving us a unique perspective on two of the most notorious "terrorists" in modern history. With capitalism in crisis and revolution sweeping the Arab world, we look back and ask what were they fighting for and what have we learned?