Tuesday 11 September 2018

Nae Pasaran showing at the Belmont Cinema, Aberdeen Sat 15th Sept

Please get along to the Belmont Cinema on Saturday 15th September at 6pm and see Nae Pasaran - a wonderful, moving and inspiring film.

We are looking forward to welcoming both the director of the film and a special guest from the film itself. There is a 2-for-1 ticket offer that you are most welcome to use and to share with friends and family.

Use the code NAE (all caps) either in person at box office, online (http://bit.ly/NaePasaranQA) or on the phone (01224 343 500) to get 2-for-1 tickets to this screening.

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 into 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...

Kate Ramsden, ATUC Exec member said, "This is a wonderful film that shows the impact of international solidarity and the power we have when we stand together to show compassion and support for our brothers and sisters facing terrible oppression in other parts of the world.

"In a shameful chapter in US history, workers in the East Kilbride Rolls-Royce factory stood firm and refused to work on jet fighter engines belonging to Pinochet’s Chile, following the terrible coup against Allende, when he and many Chilean people were killed and tortured. Ordinary people standing with workers across the world.

"The story is powerful and uplifting. See it if you can."