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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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Man walks down suburban street

country of origin: United States

Statue of Liberty

country of origin: United States

New Year's Eve 1964

country of origin: China

Strike, placards, women's legs on picket line

country of origin: United States

Paul Robeson enters the Golden Gate Ballroom in Harlem

country of origin: United States

I.W.O marchers

country of origin: United States

Brief clip of bomb drill at a school

country of origin: United States

Shotput competition

country of origin: Germany

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