- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Felipe Bustos Sierra
- Written by: Felipe Bustos Sierra
- Cast: Bob Fulton, Robert Somerville, John Keenan, Stuart Barrie
- Website: www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/en-GB/…
A documentary examining how, during the Pinochet regime in the 70s, Chilean Hawker Hunter aircraft arrived in East Kilbride to be repaired, and Rolls-Royce workers, in protest against the regime, put the engines in indefinite cold storage. It’s limited in scope but it celebrates how an unassuming group of men won a small but important moral victory.
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Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 6.30pm Tickets: £5.00
The Scots who defied Pinochet
Nae Pasaran is a feature documentary by award-winning director Felipe Bustos Sierra, about Scots who defied the Chilean military coup.
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 vital repairs to engines for Chilean Air Force Hawker Hunter planes - used during the brutal military coup in September 1973.
The boycott became a minor cause célèbre and endured for four years, until one night in 1978… the engines mysteriously disappeared.
The film-maker’s research led to their discovery and the film reunites these inspirational men to hear their story. For the very first time, it tells the story of the many Chileans who crossed paths with the engines.
In 2015, the Chilean ambassador bestowed the highest honour given to foreigners by the Government of Chile. In an unlikely twist of fate, the pensioners from East Kilbride became Commanders of the Republic of Chile.
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Reviews & features
Nae Pasaran4 Mar 2018
GFF 2018: Rousing story of a group of Scottish workers who took a stance against Pinochet
'They Shall Not Pass' is used here specifically as a Scottish variation on La Pasionaria's anti-Franco declaration at the time of the Spanish Civil War. It's an ideal slogan for Felipe Bustos Sierra's rousing documentary – his feature debut and an…
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