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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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Hearse

country of origin: Czech Republic

Two men chat on steps outside house

country of origin: United States

Polar bear

country of origin: United States

Children in bedrooms

country of origin: Israel

Annual Congress of the People. Late Dec/Early Jan 1964/5

country of origin: China

Moon

country of origin: Cuba

May Day committee meeting

country of origin: United States

WW2: shots of lanes (formation), bombs falling, mushroom cloud

country of origin: United States

People dancing in studio

country of origin: Cuba

Processing pig meat, making sausages

country of origin: Angola

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