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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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Germany: kidnapping of Hans Martin Schlyer: roadblocks, checkpoints

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marching for jobs begins - UK 1981

country of origin: United Kingdom

Applause as Castro speaks

country of origin: Cuba

Cameramen in courtroom

country of origin: Angola

Castro meets Khrushchev

country of origin: former USSR

Huge funeral procession for black people killed by police

country of origin: United States

'Mug-shots' from Auschwitz

country of origin: former USSR

Striker lying injured on the ground

country of origin: United States

Fields, trees, trucks driving

country of origin: Angola

Zapata and Villa on horseback

country of origin: Czech Republic

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