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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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Che Guevara in deep discussion with Fidel Castro

country of origin: n/a

Palestinian farmers in fields, herding sheep

country of origin: Israel

Asian marchers with Communist Party flags

country of origin: n/a

View from window

country of origin: Cuba

People applaud speaker

country of origin: Angola

The cruiser Aurora

country of origin: Czech Republic

Black women in laundry

country of origin: United States

Muscovites at ease on 22/6/41

country of origin: former USSR

Ship, big waves

country of origin: United States

Injured man in hospital bed in Angola

country of origin: Angola

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