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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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country of origin: Germany

Still of the Jury in the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case

country of origin: United States

Insects under microscope in laboratory

country of origin: Angola

Hijacking of three planes

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New York skyline late '40s

country of origin: United States

Doctor gives injection in Angola

country of origin: Angola

People walking

country of origin: former USSR

Stills of women on strike, picket lines, ballots

country of origin: United States

Pogrom in a place pronounced 'Wolf'

country of origin: former USSR

Students in dormitory, sitting on bunk beds

country of origin: Cuba

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