"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 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    (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 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    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 嗯嗯

    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 What the zarking fardwark was that?

  16. copliker

    copliker ...

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  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    This is now on iplayer after being shown on the new BBC Scotland channel last night.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
  18. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    I look forward to seeing it. Well, I thought I would see it last night but I'm in my Dad's house and it seemed wiser to nag him him to go to bed as he kept falling asleep. However, I recorded it* and hope to watch it this evening.

    * at least I tried to record it. Fingers crossed. :D Good to know it's on IPlayer though. Thanks, butchersapron.
  19. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Oh! I have only now learned that there's an asteroid named after Victor Jara.
  20. Part 2

    Part 2 bizarre wanking accident

    Thansk for this butchersapron I'd heard this was a great film, it's not a let down.
  21. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Watched this this evening as I'd been meaning to but not got around to it and saw it was about to expire on iplayer, what a smashing film about a truly inspiring and selfless group of men :)
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  22. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    The film is 100 % on rotten tom`s :eek:
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  23. flypanam

    flypanam designated title: local oaf

    Expires tonight.
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  24. flypanam

    flypanam designated title: local oaf

    Just watched it. Fucking hell its a rollercoaster. Had me shouting at the tv in a pure rage and elation. Solidarity, what a beautiful thing.
  25. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    just started to watch it fell a bit like Cinderella :D

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