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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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B/W Bay of Pigs, tanks, planes, dead US solders

country of origin: Cuba

Chanting, clapping

country of origin: United Kingdom

War of independence Angola Boy with severely burnt face and body

country of origin: Angola

Stills of unemployed working men, railroad strike, troops killing strikers, violence, rioting

country of origin: United States


country of origin: United States

Military people in parade, tanks and missiles

country of origin: former USSR

Soviet soldiers

country of origin: former USSR

Sprinkler in field

country of origin: Angola

Nude swimming

country of origin: Czech Republic


country of origin: Germany

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