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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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Women walking along train tracks carrying things on their heads

country of origin: Angola

People on the streets on Dublin

country of origin: Ireland

Michael Foot addresses rally

country of origin: United Kingdom


country of origin: Angola

Still of strikers in 1890s

country of origin: United States

Volunteers in trucks singing

country of origin: Cuba

Footage of getting out of car, going into U.N building, interviewed by narrator Alistaire Cooke, smoke cigars

country of origin: United States

Shots of Post-war Paris and East Berlin

country of origin: former USSR

Man gets out of helicopter

country of origin: Angola

Feeding horse

country of origin: Czech Republic

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