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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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Still of Courtroom exterior

country of origin: United States

Shostakovich plays piano and bows to applauding audience

country of origin: United States

Woman with scarred back

country of origin: Angola

Aftermath of violence, Dublin in ruins

country of origin: Ireland

Hugging and cheering

country of origin: United Kingdom

Flying Israeli flag

country of origin: Israel

War of independence Angola Girl with arm and legs missing

country of origin: Angola

Haymarket riots, Chicago (stills)

country of origin: United States

Various flags lowered

country of origin: United States

Hitler inspects troops

country of origin: former USSR

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