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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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Shot of burning swastika

country of origin: United States

Soviet ship in dock

country of origin: Cuba

On the train

country of origin: United States

Crowds wave Little Red Book

country of origin: China

40s kitchen

country of origin: United States

Power lines, bridges, industry, cranes, oil refineries

country of origin: United States

People on horseback

country of origin: Cuba

6/4/51: Sentencing at the Rosenberg trial. The Judge's speech

country of origin: United States


country of origin: Angola

Irish voulunteers

country of origin: Ireland

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