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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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Navy marching on street in USA

country of origin: United States

Tanks in 1956, 1967 wars

country of origin: Israel

Demonstrators on the march (banners seem to indicate it's from Stockholm to Minsk)

country of origin:

Cutting sugarcane in fields, man sings

country of origin: Cuba

Man plays accordian to group of people

country of origin: Angola

Coffin enters hearse

country of origin: Czech Republic

Three women union activists are interviewed about their activities in the 1930s

country of origin: United States

Shots of German soldiers

country of origin: former USSR

Pickets and police outside Madison Square Gardens

country of origin: United States

Youngsters dance and play squeeze-boxes

country of origin: Poland

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