Change Season: Screening – Children of the Revolution

Screening August 8, 2011 7:00 PM
Children of the Revolution is a compelling and intricate portrait of Ulrike Meinhof of the German Red Army Faction and Fusako Shigenobu of the Japanese Red Army, as told through the unique position of their daughters. Facing their lives with the legacy and sometimes worship of their mothers, both daughters struggle to reconcile what their mothers did for the world and the truth of how their actions disrupted family life.  Meinhof’s erratic behaviour and eventual suicide “led to the beginning of an unhappy family” in which her daughter argues the ends do not justify the means. 
Both children try to live a life in which they too can change the world, but without violence and disruption. The daughters have both chosen journalism and objectivism to create a world of integrity in order to uphold criticism and understanding in an impartial forum. Children of the Revolution combines their stories with archival footage and family photographs to examine the impact of change on a country, on a person, and on a family.
93 mins
Directed by Shane O’Sullivan