E2FILMS presents

a feature documentary by Shane O’Sullivan

Inspired by the student revolutions of 1968,

Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu became the leading revolutionaries of their time, as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army.

Appalled by the killing in Vietnam, they worked with Palestinian freedom fighters to overthrow capitalism through world revolution.

Packed with extraordinary archive footage, the film

sees journalists Bettina Röhl and May Shigenobu

explore the lives of their mothers, Ulrike and Fusako,

giving us a unique perspective on two of the most notorious "terrorists" in modern history.

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

BUY DVDhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Children-of-the-Revolution-DVD/dp/B005BRSHBG/

"A fascinating film - worth it alone for the gripping '70s archive material"


“An intriguing documentary about urban-guerrilla radicalism...O’Sullivan expertly stitches together these two testimonies, linked yet separated by their differing experiences of the Palestinian cause”


“The legacy of 1968 is viewed from a fresh perspective in a documentary densely packed with fascinating and sometimes shocking archive footage...Bettina and May show acute understanding of their mother’s actions. A solid, absorbing slice of historical analysis”


“A thoughtful, probing documentary...the film’s strength lies in its intimate family perspective”


“The film reveals insights into the domestic lives of Meinhof and Shigenobu...It is fascinating”

THE TIMES, London ***

"The history of a generation of political militancy is told through an artful combination of home movies, archive footage and first-hand testimony"


"A fascinating counterpoint to The Baader Meinhof Complex"

THE TIMES, Johannesburg

"Articulate and engaging, the film mixes in archive footage and jumps between both stories to

give an intriguing account of four women”


“Sensitive and unique…connects a vanished era of fashionable revolutionaries and chic militancy to an era of grassroots movements, free-flowing information, and looser ideologies”


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Protest is when I say I don’t like this.

Resistance is when I stop what I don’t like.

A revolution is a flame that is lit,

not in the mind of the headstrong,

but on the soul of the delicate and weak.

Either you are part of the problem or part

of the solution. There is nothing in-between.