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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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Israeli Jews walking along street

country of origin: Israel

Jewish immigrants arriving

country of origin: Israel

Land shooting under speeding plane

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Big ship in harbour in Angola

country of origin: Angola

Display by Austro-Hungarian armed forces

country of origin: Czech Republic

Army puts up more barbed wire

country of origin: United Kingdom

Hitler addresses German youth (his voice in background/voiceover in f'grnd)

country of origin: former USSR

Delegates chat informally

country of origin: Poland

Women on bicycles

country of origin: Czech Republic

Man lighting a pipe

country of origin: United States

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