Social Features, a new documentary film night, presents Nae Pasaran! (12) with a Q&A with Director, Felipe Bustos Sierra.
Felipe Bustos Sierra’s incredible BAFTA award-winning film charts the journey and experiences of a group of Scottish workers who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.
In 1974 a group of men 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 had; for them it was a matter of conscience and an act of solidarity. The director – himself the Scotland-based son of a Chilean exile – reunites inspirational figures Bob Fulton, Robert Somerville, Stuart Barrie and John Keenan to hear their remarkable story.
Winner: Scottish BAFTA for Best Feature Film 2018
Social Features documentary screening evenings have been made possible by funding from Cinemas for All (BFI). There will be 2 screenings during November/December to help shape plans for the future. More screenings are due to be scheduled for 2019 so come along, enjoy, and think about what you might like to see next…
Social Features – a new documentary film night – launches with Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (PG). From fashion to design, and across the cultural map, Vreeland was a true visionary whose style redefined it all.