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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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Opens factory, camera crew films

country of origin: Cuba

Woman eating

country of origin: United States

Painting billboards

country of origin: United States

Still of Rosenbergs in prison van

country of origin: United States

Visit to dairy

country of origin: Cuba

Vice chairman Lin makes speech

country of origin: China

Lenin outside meeting hall

country of origin: former USSR

Street parade in US (New York?) 1930s

country of origin: United States

Harlow Shapely scientist, addresses conference

country of origin: United States

Men making wheelbarrows

country of origin: Angola

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