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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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Castro and entourage drive along bad roads

country of origin: Cuba

Women follow policemen and sing at them

country of origin: United Kingdom

Books thrown on bonfire- extended sequence

country of origin: former USSR

A protest march in Germany

country of origin: Poland

Police raid on Black Panther Party offices

country of origin: United States

Aaron Copeland addresses conference and introduces Shostakovich

country of origin: United States

Dead american solder being buried at sea

country of origin: United States

Making car tyres

country of origin: United States

White House Press Secretary reads statement by Eisenhower

country of origin: United States

Immigrants arriving at Kibbutz

country of origin: Israel

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