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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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Women with baskets on heads in Angola

country of origin: Angola

New York, Wall Street

country of origin: Czech Republic

Craneman makes speech to workmates

country of origin: United Kingdom

Shots of famous Jews: Max Weber, Haim Gross, Howard Fast, Leonard Bernstein, Albert Einstein, Eddie Cantor

country of origin: United States

High jump competition

country of origin: Germany

Mao and other leaders (incl. Deng) meet the newly elected deputies to the congress

country of origin: China

Balloons, singing at Chinese communist rally 1966

country of origin: China

Slum dwellings

country of origin: United States

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