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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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Women working in wartime factory

country of origin: United States

Colour silent footage of Harry Pollit's funeral (attended by Paul Robeson) and a rally in Trafalgar Square addressed by Ivor Montague (Robeson in attendance). Marchers walk towards Golders Green crematorium holding red flags aloft.

country of origin: United Kingdom

People eating in canteen

country of origin: Angola

Coal miners underground

country of origin: United States

Wailing Wall 1972, military march and ceremony, raise Israeli flag, burning signs

country of origin: Israel

U.N assembly applauds D.H

country of origin: United States

Workers meet

country of origin: France

Cows grazing

country of origin: Angola

Urban fighting/street barricades/soldiers running/soldiers on horseback/ flames/crowds in street/placards

country of origin: Czech Republic

Lots of policemen arrive, drag women away

country of origin: United Kingdom

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