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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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Rally declared open

country of origin: China

Grand funeral - crowds line streets, Lenin speaks (silent)

country of origin: former USSR

B/W film of a meeting in London to celebrate the life of Stalin. Meeting is addressed by Johnny Gollen, head of the British Communist Party. Also by Palme, Dutt, a Central Committee member

country of origin: United Kingdom

Tractors in fields- ploughing, harvesting, spraying crops

country of origin: Angola

Miners cope to top on lift

country of origin: United States

B/W footage of Egyptian and Syrian army tanks, stretchers

country of origin: Israel

B/W Che Guevara

country of origin: Cuba

Paris besieged by Prussian army- cold, hunger

country of origin: France

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