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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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1st anniversary of the revolution - Lenin speaks (silent)

country of origin: former USSR

Workers meet

country of origin: France

Empty hall ready

country of origin: Poland

Led onto bus

country of origin: Cuba

Prisoners eating

country of origin: Cuba

Urban fighting/street barricades/soldiers running/soldiers on horseback/ flames/crowds in street/placards

country of origin: Czech Republic

Tanks in streets

country of origin: Israel

Fingers clicking on typewriter keys

country of origin: United States

Cars come off the Golden Gate Bridge at night

country of origin: United States

Women beat corn with sticks

country of origin: Angola

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