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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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Bombs drop from plane

country of origin: United States

Staged funeral scene

country of origin: United States

Children in river

country of origin: Cuba

Lots of deputies reporting

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Black people reading campaign literature

country of origin: United States

Drum majorettes

country of origin: United States

Block of flats

country of origin: Cuba

Newspaper headlines: Russia explodes the bomb

country of origin: United States

Lots of hospital beds

country of origin: Angola

Civil war in Jordan - buildings burning, crowds with guns

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