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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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Hitler, Nazis

country of origin: Israel

Filing cabinets

country of origin: United States

Parade in Pittsburgh for opening of I was a Communist for the FBI

country of origin: United States

Man and woman with cattle on road in Angola

country of origin: Angola

Police breaking up parade

country of origin: United States

Newsreel 1952: B/W footage of Baptista taking power, rebels, Castro released from prison

country of origin: Cuba

Foundation of IWW

country of origin: United States

Hitler in evening dress inspecting troops

country of origin: former USSR

Cutting crops in fields, mountains in the background

country of origin: China


country of origin: Angola

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