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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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country of origin: Angola

Holland:hijack of train - and occupation of school - by South Moluccans

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Marching past factory

country of origin: United Kingdom

Girls with flowers

country of origin: Germany

War of independence Angola Explosions, fire, people running

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Impressive (unknown) building

country of origin: former USSR

Stills of black and Chinese women on strike

country of origin: United States

German troops exercising

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Women work in fields with babies on backs

country of origin: Angola

Mexican street parade

country of origin: Czech Republic

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