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Press Release: Children Of The Revolution – A Documentary

Cinema release: August 26th 2011      DVD/VOD release: September 5th 2011

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 worked with Palestinian freedom fighters to destroy capitalist power through world revolution, as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army.

Packed with extraordinary archive footage, the film sees journalists Bettina Röhl and May Shigenobu explore the lives of their mothers, Ulrike and Fusako.

As a child, Bettina was kidnapped by the Baader Meinhof Group to be re-educated in Palestine. May lived her first 28 years “underground”, changing schools and changing names to avoid assassination.

With capitalism in crisis and revolution sweeping the Arab world, we ask: what were they fighting for and what have we learned?

Shot in Tokyo, Beirut, Jordan and Germany, the film is a co-production between Transmission Films, the Irish Film Board and German broadcaster WDR. It premiered at the prestigious IDFA festival in Amsterdam and was directed and produced by Shane O’Sullivan, director of RFK Must Die (2008).

Ulrike Meinhof (Image courtesy of E2 Films)

Fusako Shigenobu (Image courtesy of E2 Films)

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

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  1. David Donaldson
    August 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Hope the film is less flashy and noisy (standing in for real analysis and feeling) than recent german fiction film

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  2. August 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

    David Donaldson :

    Hope the film is less flashy and noisy (standing in for real analysis and feeling) than recent german fiction film

    A review of the film will be posted on DJ shortly. It’s a documentary told by authors and journalists Bettina Röhl and May Shigenobu, daughters of the terrorist Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu. Looks like an interesting film!.

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