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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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Smoke rises from factory chimneys

country of origin: United States

Men with torah scrolls

country of origin: Israel

Street fighting, soldiers withdrawn, two generals shot

country of origin: France

People in countryside, horses, faces

country of origin: Cuba

Pig farm

country of origin: Angola

Stills of people viewing Halley's Comet through telescopes

country of origin: Czech Republic

Woman smoking, cooking

country of origin: United Kingdom

Sieg Heil

country of origin: former USSR

Women take over picket line, police try and fail to break it

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Workers wave to delegates

country of origin: Poland

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