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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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Shots of Himmler

country of origin: former USSR

Torch-bearers greet delegates, hand them flowers

country of origin: Poland

Hall of Justice, 1970: Angela Davis addresses meeting

country of origin: United States

Musicians and singers sing, play guitar, xylophone

country of origin: Cuba

Shoe repairers

country of origin: United States

Passenger liner leaves harbour

country of origin: United States

Lots of shots of inside factories, industry

country of origin: China

Speeches, people at tables clapping

country of origin: United States

Barbed wire

country of origin: Cuba

Crowds in hall applaud Lenin. He delivers a speech (silent)

country of origin: former USSR

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