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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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Fishing nets

country of origin: United States

Clips of Rosenbergs

country of origin: United States

Old woman, children

country of origin: Cuba

Rally at night

country of origin: China

Red Square: 2nd anniversary of revolution, singing of The Internationale

country of origin: former USSR

President of the MPAA

country of origin: United States

Handing out leaflets at demonstration

country of origin: United States

Cattle, birds

country of origin: Angola

Banner for Eugene Debs' presidency bid

country of origin: United States

B/W photos of Jews in Europe before war, Jewish farmers, Palestinians, British politicians

country of origin: Israel

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