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Politics
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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A union demo- flags flying, marching band

country of origin: United States

Palestininan street scenes

country of origin: Israel

Digging for oil

country of origin: China

Bus drives to prison

country of origin: Cuba

Lenin holds bouquet of flowers

country of origin: former USSR

Rally in Union Square, San Francisco

country of origin: United States

Watering crops with watering cans on backs

country of origin: Cuba

Women with baskets on heads

country of origin: Angola

Crowds in street

country of origin: United States

British army

country of origin: Israel

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