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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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Shots of people about to be shot

country of origin: former USSR

Doctors stitch up patient's wound in Angola

country of origin: Angola

Kaiser Wilhelm II (stills)

country of origin: Czech Republic

Big crowds at veto rally

country of origin: United States

Rich woman orders luxury food from Fortnum and Masons

country of origin: United Kingdom

Newport, R.I. - first synagogue built in the USA

country of origin: United States

3//1/65 meeting to elect leaders

country of origin: China

Red Guards and young revolutionaries on the march

country of origin: China

miners strike in New Mexico. The miners go on strike, then the women follow and take over the picket line - dramatised

country of origin: United States

Bombed buildings

country of origin: United States

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