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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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Big poster of Che in field

country of origin: Cuba

Military hospital

country of origin: Angola

Scenes from the Ma'alot attack (students, soldiers, terrorists)

country of origin:

Dancing round the mayflower

country of origin: United States

Marching band, lots of protestors in street with placards

country of origin: United States

Cutting down tree

country of origin: Angola

Khrushchev delivering a speech

country of origin: former USSR

Unemployed council

country of origin: United States

Rail line into camp

country of origin: former USSR

Procession, big banner of Stalin

country of origin: Germany

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