Nae Pasaran + Discussion

BBFC RatingNae Pasaran + Discussion

Showing: 31 March 2019

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Nae Pasaran + Discussion
Certificate12A
Year2018
GenreDocumentary
DirectorFelipe Bustos Sierra
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
CountryUK
Running Time1HR 36MINS
Extra InfoPartially Subtitled / Panel Discussion
SeasonImagine Festival

Felipe Bustos Sierra’s feature charts the incredible true story of the Scots who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, from the other side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.

In 1974 a group of workers at the Rolls Royce factory in East Kilbride showed their support for the people of Chile by refusing to carry out the vital repairs of engines for Hawker Hunter planes, which had been used during the brutal military coup in September 1973. The boycott endured for four years but the Scottish workers never knew what impact they had; it was a matter of conscience and an act of solidarity.

Bustos Sierra – himself the Scotland-based son of a Chilean exile – reunites inspirational figures Bob Fulton, Robert Somerville, Stuart Barrie and John Keenan to hear their story. With unprecedented access, Nae Pasaran also ventures much further to detail the horrors of the Pinochet years, meets survivors of the period and hears the Chilean side of the story.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion (details TBC).

Screening as part of Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics

EVENT DURATION: 2 HRS 30 MINS

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