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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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Communism

Protest

Terrorism

 

Placards

country of origin: United States

Sieg Heil!

country of origin: former USSR

In Victory Square, Warsaw, a manifesto is read out to flag-bearing crowds

country of origin: Poland

2nd International

country of origin: Czech Republic

Hollywood strike, clashes with police

country of origin: United States

Manhattan buildings

country of origin: United States

Kids on swings

country of origin: United States

Representatives from the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army

country of origin: China

Diving competition, panel gives scores

country of origin: Germany

Wives left in America

country of origin: Cuba

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