Screening & Q&A: Nae Pasaran! with Unison Northern

Nae Pasaran
Screening & Q&A
Nae Pasaran

Event Date

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Event Time

10:00 - 12:10

Location

Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 6QG, England

12A

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

14+

Curriculum Subject/s

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

Accessibility:

  • 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. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with a representative from Unison Northern. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the film, the themes explored and it's relevance today.


Speaker

UNISON is the UK’s largest union, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors.

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Film title

Nae Pasaran


Synopsis

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

Director/s

Felipe Bustos Sierra

Year

2018

Country of Production

Britain / Chile

Genres

  • Documentary

Language

English / Spanish

Duration

96 minutes

Subtitles

English

Venue name

Tyneside Cinema

Address

10 Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Northumberland,
NE1 6QG

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