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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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Dramatic overhead shots of huge crowds at Chinese communist rally

country of origin: China

Local 201 union meeting house

country of origin: United States

Michigan farmer ploughs his field (horse-drawn)

country of origin: United States

Prosecutor at the Rosenberg trial, Roy Cohn , speaks later

country of origin: United States

Soldiers shooting

country of origin: Angola

Thomas Clark

country of origin: Ireland

Marchers eating in a church

country of origin: United Kingdom

People trying to leave for America, queueing up for documents

country of origin: Cuba

War of independence Angola Little girls interviewed

country of origin: Angola

Stills of union meeting, including ranks of workers

country of origin: United States

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