Children Of The Revolution

Children Of The Revolution

SBS  |  October 16, 2011
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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.

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.

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