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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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Eastern group perform dance with streamers

country of origin: Germany

Birds released

country of origin: Germany

Protest parade

country of origin: United States

Banner for Eugene Debs' presidency bid

country of origin: United States

Hitler visits an industrial exhibition

country of origin: former USSR

War ships

country of origin: China

Woman drives tractor

country of origin: Angola


country of origin: United States

Banquet in the Eiffel Tower restaurant

country of origin: Czech Republic

Women on strike

country of origin: United States

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