Screening & Q&A: BAFTA Scotland presents Nae Pasaran with Director Felipe Bustos Sierra

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Nae Pasaran
Screening & Q&A
Nae Pasaran

Event Date

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Event Time

10:30 - 12:50


Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1JS, Scotland


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • United Kingdom
  • World History


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

BAFTA Scotland winning documentary Nae Pasaran features the Scottish warplane repair workers who refused to fix engines in solidarity against Chile's fascist dictatorship.  Presented by BAFTA Scotland, this screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Felipe Bustos Sierra.  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.

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Film title

Nae Pasaran


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



Country of Production

Britain / Chile


  • Documentary


English / Spanish


96 minutes



Venue name

Belmont Filmhouse


49 Belmont St,
Aberdeen ,
AB10 1JS