"Nae Pasaran" full documentary 4th March (Scottish workers refusing to fix Pinochet plane engines)

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by fucthest8, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    (Sorry for the long thread title, wanted those not familiar to know what it's about!)

    I'm sure a lot of you already know about this, the short film is mentioned in a couple of threads, but I heard on Radio 4 yesterday that Glasgow Film Festival is closing with the premiere of the full documentary

    There's a Facebook page if that's your thing

    ... and for those of you not familiar, it's the story of Rolls Royce workers at the East Kilbride plant blacking engines that needed fixing for the Chilean airforce's Hawker Hunters ... and how that helped lead to the government embargo on Chile and, according to one newpaper report, a Chilean pilot who had been imprisoned and tortured for refusing to fly being released in exchange for the now useless engines.

    There's an interview on youtube with the film maker and a couple of the Shop Stewards which, despite the bloke introducing it talking about Pinochet's regime in Argentina :facepalm: does at least quote one of the Shop Stewards, Stuart Barrie as saying "If you're a working class Scot, you get up in the morning, you have your porridge and you say no to facism." :thumbs:

    Fantastic story.
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  2. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Oh and thanks to Butchers for the link from an older thread to the short version

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  3. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The engines were 8 x RR Avon 207s from the Chilean FGA/FR.71s. Chile sourced replacements from ever opportunistic Belgians who had a hangar full of them at Beauvechain.
  4. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    There was a short report on this on PM on Radio4 yesterday. Should be on the iPlayer.
  5. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    On at festivals now with view to wider distribution - email/ring/badger your local independent cinema...
  7. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Looking forward to seeing this soon :cool:

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