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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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Police fight with protestors, people loaded into back of police vans

country of origin: United States

Devastated people on platform (naked)

country of origin: former USSR

Police put people in van, carry them away

country of origin: United States

Angolan flag flying

country of origin: Angola

Zapata's men on horseback

country of origin: Czech Republic

Police drag women from floor where they are sitting in front of van

country of origin: United Kingdom

Shots of ovens, of hair, or artificial limbs

country of origin: former USSR


country of origin: Germany

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