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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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German soldiers march through Europe (Paris, Greece)

country of origin: former USSR

Dead people on floor with files on them

country of origin: Angola

Putting tent away

country of origin: Cuba


country of origin: Czech Republic

Baby feet come down stairs

country of origin: United States

Anti-semitic daubing on NYC shop front

country of origin: United States

Great Hall of the People lit up

country of origin: China

Women sewing in factory

country of origin: United States

Henry Wallace waves to audience

country of origin: United States

Anti-war banners

country of origin: United States

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