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Title Children Of The Revolution / Director: O'Sullivan, Shane
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2011
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Summary Children of the Revolution tells the stories of two women from opposite ends of the world who never knew or even met each other but never-the-less fought for the same cause, and became the most notorious terrorists of their time. Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu were two women who emerged from the student revolutions of 1968 to become the leading female revolutionaries of their time. Appalled by the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam and the shooting of a young activist by the Berlin police, 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 Rohl and May Shigenobu explore the lives of their mothers, Ulrike and Fusako, providing a unique perspective on two of the most infamous '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, the two girls face up to their mother's actions and try to consider what their mothers were fighting for and what can be learnt from their history. (From Germany, in German, English and Japanese, English subtitles) (Documentary M (A) CC
Event Broadcast 2011-10-16 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Anarchists -- Biography.
Meinhof, Ulrike Marie.
Rote Armee Fraktion.
Shigenobu, Fusako.
Terrorism -- Social aspects.
Germany (West)
Form Streaming video
Author O'Sullivan, Shane, director
Rohl, Bettina, contributor
Shigenobu, May, contributor