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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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B/W: Jewish men and women digging in Kibbutz

country of origin: Israel

War of independence Angola Docks- tractors lifted off ship

country of origin: Angola

Pullman workers walk out (still)

country of origin: United States

Budapest burning in October 1956

country of origin: United States

NATO manoeuvres in F.R.G

country of origin: former USSR

Children hold up corn to camera

country of origin: Angola

Factory machinery

country of origin: Cuba

Wounded returning from war

country of origin: Czech Republic

Male journalist interviews woman

country of origin: United Kingdom

"Die Deutsche Wochenschau"

country of origin: former USSR

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