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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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Morton Sobell speaks about the Rosenberg trial

country of origin: United States

Mao walks past

country of origin: China

Lenin recovering from assassination attempt in Kremlin grounds

country of origin: former USSR

Boys marching in dungarees

country of origin: Cuba

B/W silent footage of marchers demonstrating against the death penalty imposed on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. London.

country of origin: United Kingdom

Man on telephone

country of origin: Angola

Train moving through snow

country of origin: United States

Consruction sites

country of origin: Cuba

In meeting with others

country of origin: United States

Men, women, children working in appalling conditions

country of origin: France

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