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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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Blacks under arrest

country of origin: United States

Women sit around fire

country of origin: United Kingdom

Red Square: 2nd anniversary of revolution, singing of The Internationale

country of origin: former USSR

Commune proclaimed in front of City Hall

country of origin: France

Brief shot of Vsevolod Pudovkin

country of origin: Poland

Mariel- people leaving for America on boats, arriving in Florida

country of origin: Cuba

Plane takes off

country of origin: Cuba

Various stills of Tolstoy

country of origin: Czech Republic

Palestinian refugees, some marched along with hands in air

country of origin: Israel

Serving butter old-style

country of origin: United States

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