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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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Croatian hijacking of a plane from New York

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Crowds yell 'Sieg Heil'. Hands raised

country of origin: former USSR

Folk Dance group perform

country of origin: United Kingdom

Press conference. man speaks in front of map

country of origin: Angola


country of origin: Cuba

Army rides on horseback

country of origin: Czech Republic

Budapest burning in October 1956

country of origin: United States


country of origin: United States

Female punk interviewed

country of origin: United Kingdom

Children hold up corn to camera

country of origin: Angola

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