Children of the Revolution

The 1970s terror campaigns by the Baader Meinhof and the Japanese Red Army groups were perpetrated in the name of international revolution and anti-colonialism. As well as taking first world revolutionaries and their children to third world training camps it led to strange and terrible events like the murderous assault on Israel’s Lod airport by JRA gunmen in 1972 that killed 26 people. In O’Sullivan's fascinating film – worth it alone for the gripping 70's archive material – the daughters of Ulrike Meinhof and the JRA’S Fusako Shigeno consider their mothers’ lives in the service of 'the struggle'.

Release details

Release date: Friday August 26 2011
Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Shane O'Sullivan
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Pam

This is a very intelligent documentary which gives insight into the lives of women revolutionaries circa 1968 and how this impacted on their daughters. Moving and insightful with gripping archive footage.

Pam

This is a very intelligent documentary which gives insight into the lives of women revolutionaries circa 1968 and how this impacted on their daughters. Moving and insightful with gripping archive footage.