Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for titles within the Rebellion strand of the Into Film Festival.
Thu 21 Nov 2019
10:30 - 12:40
Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 9BZ, Scotland
BAFTA Scotland winning documentary Nae Pasaran features the Scottish warplane repair workers who refused to fix engines in solidarity against Chile's fascist dictatorship. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director and cast member. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the film and explore how to hunt down real-world stories and bring them to life for audiences.
Felipe Bustos Sierra is a Chilean-Belgian film director, producer and editor based in Scotland. His debut feature-length documentary, Nae Pasaran, won the Best Feature award at the 2018 British Academy Scotland Awards, where Sierra was also nominated for Best Director.
Felipe will be joined by Stuart Barrie, one of the stars of the film to discuss his real life experience that inspired this documentary.
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This thoughtful documentary depicts the little-known true story of Scottish workers of a Rolls Royce factory who stood in solidarity with Chilean citizens and against Pinochet’s dictatorship. In 1974 they showed their support by refusing to carry out repairs on the engines of Hawker Hunter planes, which made up of almost half of Chile’s Air Force. This boycott lasted for four years but the group did not become aware of the impact they had until later on. The film’s director, the son of a Chilean exile himself, finds some of the individuals that took part in the profound act of allyship. This heartening documentary delves into Pinochet’s fifteen years in power while also being an important piece of evidence of what seemingly small acts of solidarity can have on an international level.
brief images of dead bodies, references to torture
Felipe Bustos Sierra
Britain / Chile
English / Spanish
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