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Politics
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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Jews chatting, gutting fish

country of origin: United States

People sitting on wall by sea

country of origin: Cuba

Chou en Lai is elected Premier of the State Council

country of origin: China

Red Guard out on streets - taking down old shop signs and replacing them with revolutionary ones

country of origin: China

Welders

country of origin: United States

A Scottish jig

country of origin: United States

Driving through rain

country of origin: Cuba

Joe McCarthy rants and raves

country of origin: United States

Dead bodies

country of origin: Angola

Croatian hijacking of a plane from New York

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