Children of the Revolution tells the stories of Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu – revolutionary women who emerged from the student movements in Germany and Japan in 1968 to become the leading female revolutionaries of their time. Fuelled by the killings in Vietnam, they set out to destroy capitalist power through world revolution. With capitalism and the Middle East once more in crisis, authors and journalists Bettina Röhl and May Shigenobu explore the lives of their mothers, Ulrike and Fusako. As Bettina and May address their mother’s actions one question comes to mind: what were they fighting for and what have we learned?
Dir.: Shane O’Sullivan
Ireland, UK, Germany, 2010, 93′
at DEPO Istanbul
19:00 – 4 May 2013
Check out as well Gerhard Richter – RAF at Sense of Time