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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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Students on picket line

country of origin: United States

Man climbs palm tree

country of origin: Angola

WW1 footage, including troops on the march, troops in trenches, going over the top of the trench

country of origin: United States

Destroyed Palestinian villages, refugees with belongings

country of origin: Israel

Congress applauding

country of origin: United States

Military aircraft taking off

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Drumming, dancing in costumes and masks in Angola

country of origin: Angola

1914. The Tango

country of origin: Czech Republic

Older woman argues with media, is interviewed

country of origin: United Kingdom

Crowd wave hands in air

country of origin: Germany

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