"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 Almost none of you want to discuss anything.

    (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.
     
  2. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Almost none of you want to discuss anything.

    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:
     
  8. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

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  9. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Took the nipper to see it at the Baltic in Liverpool. She fell asleep after 10 minutes but then she had been hard at it during freshers week and apparently hadn't slept all night and had then done a 10 hour shift at work. I was quite proud of that.

    Anyway the fillum was fantastic. There was a bit of a talk from the director beforehand explaining how they have been funding the film and how they would like to try and get it out on general release. It's a lovely film. The old guys from Glasgow really do make it shine.:thumbs:
     
  10. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    Pestering them locally here to show it on more than just one date!

    Well keen to see this.
     
  11. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    Hmph, no Sheffield screening. Looks like they had one in Sept with Q&A. Might try and get showroom to do a repeat.
     
  12. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Went to a preview screening and Q&A on the sidelines of TUC a few weeks ago. It's bloody good, go and see it. Take tissues. It's very moving, sad and funny in parts. Incredible courage on the part of Chileans and the Scottish aerospace engineers.
     
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  13. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

  14. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Bob. ♥
     
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  15. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Almost none of you want to discuss anything.

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