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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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Khrushchev delivering a speech

country of origin: former USSR

Unemployed council

country of origin: United States

Rail line into camp

country of origin: former USSR

Dead adults and children in Angola

country of origin: Angola

People with plastic over heads

country of origin: Cuba

Horses put on train

country of origin: Czech Republic

Colour footage:

country of origin: United Kingdom

Stills of dead bodies in concentration camps

country of origin: former USSR

Glory Glory Hallelujah!

country of origin: United States

Majors Rene Vallejo, Jorge Serguerra, Laite, Faustino Perez, Guillermo Garcia and Castro's brother Raul Castro

country of origin: Cuba

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