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Children of the Revolution (2010)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 26 August 2011 (UK)
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Inspired by the student revolutions of 1968, two women in Germany and Japan set out to plot world revolution as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army. What were they fighting for and what have we learned?

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Shane O'Sullivan
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Ulrike Meinhof Ulrike Meinhof ... Self (archive footage)
Fusako Shigenobu Fusako Shigenobu ... Self (archive footage)
Mei Shigenobu Mei Shigenobu ... Self
Bettina Röhl Bettina Röhl ... Self
Masao Adachi Masao Adachi ... Self
Astrid Proll Astrid Proll ... Self
Leila Khaled Leila Khaled ... Self
Bassam Abu Sharif Bassam Abu Sharif ... Self
Erika Runge Erika Runge ... Self
Takaya Shiomi Takaya Shiomi ... Self
Kyoko Ohtani Kyoko Ohtani ... Self
Jutta Lack-Strecker Jutta Lack-Strecker ... Self
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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. Both groups headed to the Middle East to train with Palestinian freedom fighters and attack imperialism. 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. May is half-Japanese, half-Palestinian. She grew up in Lebanon and hid her identity for 28 years for fear of assassination. With capitalism once more in crisis ... Written by Transmission Films

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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) is a fictionalization of the real life events that were also the basis for Germany in Autumn (1978), Baader (2002), Black Box BRD (2001), Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986), A German Youth (2015), Starbuck Holger Meins (2002), Baader-Meinhof: In Love with Terror (2002), World in Action: Prisoner of Terrorism (1978), Deutsche Lebensläufe: Ulrike Meinhof (2007), Andreas Baader - Der Staatsfeind (2002) and were strongly related with Ulrike Marie Meinhof (1995), Wildentiere (1969), Gudrun Ensslin - the early years (1968), Den fjärde mannen (2014), Sekigun-P.F.L.P: Sekai sensô sengen (1971) and present in the storylines of Long Shadows (2008), The Worst Thing (2019) and Joschka und Herr Fischer (2011). See more »

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Ireland | Germany

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English | German | Japanese

Release Date:

26 August 2011 (UK) See more »

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(DVD) | (2012) (TV)

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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