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People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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Workers wave to delegates

country of origin: Poland

Paris 1900

country of origin: Czech Republic

Jim hackley speaking on government injunction

country of origin: United States

Shopkeeper at his till in a Memphis store

country of origin: United States

Crowd of people on hill celebrating and cheering

country of origin: China

Families go to visit

country of origin: Cuba

1921: 3rd Communist International in Grand Kremlin Palace

country of origin: former USSR

Police hose demonstrators who shout "we shall not be moved"

country of origin: United States

B/W Che Guevara

country of origin: Cuba

Planting root vegetables

country of origin: Angola

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