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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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Dad carries kid

country of origin: United States

Che Guevara surrounded by admirers visits a factory puffing on a cigar

country of origin: n/a

Bombs falling

country of origin: former USSR

Mao is rapturously received

country of origin: China

People walking amongst ruined buildings

country of origin: Angola

Coach going down road

country of origin: Czech Republic

Village scenes

country of origin: Cuba

Police fight with protestors, people loaded into back of police vans

country of origin: United States

Singer/guitarist plays for crowd

country of origin: United States

May Day in Moscow - dancing, music, flags

country of origin: United States

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