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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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War veterans marching in Culver City, California

country of origin: United States

Meat factory, carcasses hanging in Angola

country of origin: Angola

India: Ghandi speaks, leaves train

country of origin: Czech Republic

Women on strike

country of origin: United States

Crowds in street

country of origin: former USSR

Palestinian workers on construction site

country of origin: Israel

People in traditional dress poland

country of origin: Poland

Poor people line up for food

country of origin: Czech Republic

Union president gives radio address

country of origin: United States

Seals at zoo

country of origin: United States

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