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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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Rubble, demolished houses

country of origin: Israel

(archive shots of death and destruction - WW11?)

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Mud huts on stilts

country of origin: Angola

Pasta being made, eggs cracked by machine

country of origin: Cuba

Footage of the Tsar and his family

country of origin: Czech Republic

Chicago- streets, cars, trams, buildings

country of origin: United States

Lots of raised arms, adoring shouts

country of origin: former USSR

Man carries empty stretcher

country of origin: Angola

Castro drinks coffee

country of origin: Cuba

"The Spark" newspaper

country of origin: Czech Republic

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