UnionAID and Wellington WEA invite you to the Aotearoa/NZ premiere of Nae Pasaran, an uplifting documentary film about Scottish factory workers who took a stand against the brutal Pinochet regime.
In the Nae Pasaran spirit of solidarity, funds raised from the film will go to UnionAID’s partners organising men and women in Asia and the Pacific to get the decent work and wages they deserve.
Date: Thursday, 26 November
Time: Doors open at 5:45pm, film starts at 6:15pm
Location: Adam Auditorium, Wellington City Gallery/Te Whare Toi, Civic Square, Wellington
Tickets: $25 per person
About the Film
With unprecedented access and research, NAE PASARAN reveals for the first time the incredible impact made by Scottish factory workers 40 years ago against one of the most repressive dictatorships of the 20th century.
40 years after their defiant stand in protest against Pinochet’s Air Force in Chile, Scottish pensioners discover the dramatic consequences of their solidarity.
1974, Scotland. Bob Fulton, a Rolls-Royce engine inspector, returns to his section, upset and anxious. He’s just told his colleagues that a Chilean Air Force jet engine has arrived in the factory for maintenance and he’s refusing to let it go through, in protest against the recent military coup of General Pinochet.
He’s seen the images of people packed in to football stadiums and the Chilean Air Force jets bombing Santiago, and now one of the engines from those very same planes is right there, waiting for inspection.
He can see his supervisors approaching, he knows he’s about to be fired, yet he feels a responsibility…