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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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Speeches by visiting dignitaries at Chinese communist rally

country of origin: China

Union meeting

country of origin: United States

Farmer's wife and son

country of origin: United States

Former FBI agent discusses the Rosenberg trial

country of origin: United States

Union election, ballot boxes

country of origin: United States

Military leader

country of origin: Angola

Footage and stills of the Easter Rising

country of origin: Ireland

Chanting, clapping

country of origin: United Kingdom

Winner shakes hands

country of origin: Germany

War of independence Angola Boy with severely burnt face and body

country of origin: Angola

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