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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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Voting takes place for chairman, vice chairman etc

country of origin: China

Communist billboards

country of origin: China


country of origin: Cuba

Bombers overhead

country of origin: United States

Dancing round the maypole

country of origin: United States

18/8/50: Morton Sobell arrested

country of origin: United States


country of origin: Cuba

Car drives up mountain

country of origin: Angola

Funeral of H M Schlyer

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Marching for jobs 1981 through countryside

country of origin: United Kingdom

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