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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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WWar of independence Angola man with burnt face

country of origin: Angola

Poster (1886) for meeting

country of origin: United States

Parade of people

country of origin: former USSR

Goebbels addresses rally

country of origin: former USSR

Flying Israeli flag

country of origin: Israel

Orange picking

country of origin: Angola

Russian oil fields

country of origin: Czech Republic

Women go into court

country of origin: United Kingdom

Shots of pupils giving Nazi salute to passing train

country of origin: former USSR

Planes dropping bombs

country of origin: Poland

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