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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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(archive shots of death and destruction - WW11?)

country of origin:

Mud huts on stilts

country of origin: Angola

Footage of the Tsar and his family

country of origin: Czech Republic

People singing anthem

country of origin: Cuba

Chicago- streets, cars, trams, buildings

country of origin: United States

Lots of raised arms, adoring shouts

country of origin: former USSR

Man carries empty stretcher

country of origin: Angola

"The Spark" newspaper

country of origin: Czech Republic

Police marching with batons

country of origin: United States

Soldiers on beach

country of origin: United States

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