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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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Anti-semitic daubing on NYC shop front

country of origin: United States

Great Hall of the People lit up

country of origin: China

Henry Wallace waves to audience

country of origin: United States

Palestinian workers on construction site

country of origin: Israel

Anti-war banners

country of origin: United States

11 'Reds' guilty of contravention of the Smith Act

country of origin: United States

Military hospital

country of origin: Angola

Scenes from the Ma'alot attack (students, soldiers, terrorists)

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Castro gets out of car and is applauded by women in pink and white factory uniforms

country of origin: Cuba

Dancing round the mayflower

country of origin: United States

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