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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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Germans search children at Ghetto gates (food taken from them)

country of origin: former USSR

Broken typewriter

country of origin: Angola

Teddy Roosevelt addresses crowd

country of origin: Czech Republic

Socialist songs

country of origin: United Kingdom

Welcome Home signs for the sons returning from war

country of origin: United States

Marching in York, Penn. with brass band

country of origin: United States

Chou en Lai addresses crowd

country of origin: China

Woman with rollers in her hair

country of origin: Cuba

Family eating round kitchen table

country of origin: United States

Propeller-driven plane in the sky

country of origin: United States

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