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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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Black man speaks into microphone in courtroom

country of origin: Angola

Khrushchev banging fists on table

country of origin: former USSR

Family evicted, furniture moved onto street, police arrive

country of origin: United States

Stills on platform at camp

country of origin: former USSR

Court hearing in Angola

country of origin: Angola

Pic. Of Pancho Villa

country of origin: Czech Republic

Woman reads newspaper to crowd seated by fence

country of origin: United Kingdom

Shots of empty concentration camp barracks

country of origin: former USSR

Buses crossing the Thames

country of origin: United Kingdom

Robert Wilson, US afro-american leader, has book signed by Mao

country of origin: China

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