Nae Pasaran!

Year: 2018Certificate: 12

Felipe Bustos Sierra
Running Time:
96 mins
English Subtitles:
Documentary, Film

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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.

Important notice - Nae Pasaran cannot be screened in an official or purpose built cinema. This is to do with archive licencing of archive footage in the film. It can still be screened in community and not for profit venues. If you have any questions about this please email us at  or call us on 0114 2210314 and we'd be happy to help.

Want to find out more about the making of Nae Pasaran? Listen to our Podcast for an in-depth interview with director Felipe Bustos Sierra!

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