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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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Passengers dancing and enjoying themselves on pleasure boat

country of origin: United States

Lots of big microscopes in labs

country of origin: China

Veto parade

country of origin: United States

Handcuffs taken off

country of origin: Cuba

Crowds outside Winter Palace. Lenin addresses them (sound)

country of origin: former USSR

Police hustle people out of hall

country of origin: United States

Birds released

country of origin: Germany

Oil factory

country of origin: Angola

Stills of sinking ships

country of origin: United States

Jewish immigrants arriving

country of origin: Israel

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