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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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Shotput competition

country of origin: Germany

Passengers walking alongside train on platform

country of origin: United States

Postal workers sort mail

country of origin: United States

Women picking cotton, cartloads of cotton

country of origin: China

Atlanta Penitentiary- barbed wire, cells

country of origin: Cuba

Bag pipers

country of origin: United Kingdom

Scenes from the funeral of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

country of origin: United States

Woman singing, people dancing, man drumming

country of origin: Angola

Police attack and arrest marchers

country of origin: United States

B/W Bay of Pigs, tanks, planes, dead US solders

country of origin: Cuba

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