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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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Israelis and Palestinian employees farming

country of origin: Israel

Seals at zoo

country of origin: United States

War ends, parades through the streets of the USA

country of origin: United States

Women buy clothes and shoes

country of origin: Angola

Satire on union-busting film studios

country of origin: United States

Workers work at cheap cafe

country of origin: United Kingdom

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, stills of Jews in NYC, sweatshops, a couple of sequences (hilarious) from 'Uncle Moses' (1932), still photos of Jewish life, picket lines/demos.

country of origin: United States

Nazi poses with hanging corpse

country of origin: former USSR

Voting takes place for chairman, vice chairman etc

country of origin: China

Car drives up mountain

country of origin: Angola

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