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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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Bomb sliding out of bomb bay

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Rolling cigars in factory

country of origin: Cuba

Children singing in classroom, run outside to play

country of origin: Angola

Clips from Balkan War

country of origin: Czech Republic

Women loaded into plice van

country of origin: United Kingdom


country of origin: former USSR

Richard Lauderback addresses conference

country of origin: United States

The Dean of Canterbury addresses delegates

country of origin: Poland

The first Frenchman to cross the English channel is honoured in Paris

country of origin: Czech Republic

Lincoln memorial washington d.c.

country of origin: United States

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