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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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Baseball game

country of origin: Cuba

Union banners: film workers, electricians

country of origin: United Kingdom

Huge Communist billboard

country of origin: United States

Strike, placards, women's legs on picket line

country of origin: United States

Adults learning- outside and in classroom

country of origin: Angola

Newspaper tells of Eugene Debs' release from prison

country of origin: United States

Palestinian boy rides donkey

country of origin: Israel

Laying flowers at monument, peace march 1982

country of origin: n/a

Shotput competition

country of origin: Germany

Village meeting in Angola

country of origin: Angola

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