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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
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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Families go to visit

country of origin: Cuba

Students in class

country of origin: Cuba

Stills of people viewing Halley's Comet through telescopes

country of origin: Czech Republic

Tanks in 1956, 1967 wars

country of origin: Israel

Shopkeeper at his till in a Memphis store

country of origin: United States

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

country of origin: United States

Man plays accordian to group of people

country of origin: Angola

Village, little wooden houses

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Two men chat on steps outside house

country of origin: United States

Navy marching on street in USA

country of origin: United States

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