Winner Best Feature Film, BAFTA Awards, Scotland.
General Pinochet’s repressive regime took over Chile in a bloody military coup in 1973, overthrowing Salvador Allende’s democratically elected government.
In Scotland, Bob Fulton an engine inspector for Rolls-Royce, discovered that Chilean Air Force jet engines had been shipped to the factory for maintenance. Aware of the military coup, Fulton decided he had to do something and, along with his colleagues, stopped the routine maintenance. A gesture of solidarity with an oppressed people.
Now, four decades later, filmmaker Felipe Bustos Sierra has tracked down those involved and in Nae Pasaran tells the remarkable and moving story of the Scottish workers who defied Pinochet.
“It's a good story well told, with an ending more moving than you'll expect even if you're a practised hanky-reacher in humane tales from the factory floor.”– Financial Times
“The East Kilbride workers did Scotland proud, and in another instance of international solidarity Sierra’s film returns the compliment on our behalf.” – The Herald (Scotland)
Screens with the short film Judging the Gatwick.