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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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Huge rally

country of origin: United States

Arrives at village, meets with colleagues

country of origin: Cuba

Piles of shoes

country of origin: former USSR

Group of men sitting on the floor, stand up, sit down again

country of origin: Angola

General Pershing

country of origin: Czech Republic

Pregnant woman

country of origin: United Kingdom

Union meeting, union cards

country of origin: United States

Stormtroopers march through streets

country of origin: former USSR

Bagpipe player

country of origin: United Kingdom

Balloons let loose over Tianamen square

country of origin: China

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