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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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Marchers chat to dockworkers, peace march 1982

country of origin: n/a

Castro speaks to big crowd of people, applause, faces in audience

country of origin: Cuba

Children run after truck

country of origin: Angola

Soviet parliament sits

country of origin: Czech Republic


country of origin: United States

Shots of people on road enroute to camps

country of origin: former USSR

Men jumping overboard, in water

country of origin: United States

Dead man burried under rubble, dug out, put on stretcher

country of origin: Angola

British military garrison in India

country of origin: Czech Republic

Man walks down suburban street

country of origin: United States

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