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Une jeunesse allemande

Jean-Gabriel Périot France, 2015

Jesse W.'s rating of the film A German Youth

Excellent historical documentary about a group of radical student filmmakers whom became political terrorists in West Germany during the 1960s. From art as politics, to demonstrations and actions, to confrontation and violence. I hadn't known the extent of the middle-class/bourgeois background of the Red Army Faction members. Ulrike Meinhoff was a public figure doing journalism—until democracy fell short for her.