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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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Milling crowds on city street

country of origin: United States

Women march for peace

country of origin: United States

FBI agent talks of pressure that was on the organisation to find whoever it was that 'stole' the A bomb secret

country of origin: United States

Two military officers

country of origin: Angola

Palestinian talks about terrorism

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Woman with rollers in her hair

country of origin: Cuba

'Jewish Peoples Fraternity Order'

country of origin: United States

Carpenters workshop

country of origin: Angola

Khrushchev with Brezhnev

country of origin: former USSR

Old forts, canons, palm trees

country of origin: Cuba

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