Film and TV students from NQ and HN courses at Cumbernauld campus were treated to a special screening of the documentary ” Nae Pasaran!” at the Glasgow Film Theatre organised by the Educational Charity”Into Film“. Felipe Bustos Sierra’s film chronicles the true story of how principled Scottish factory workers at Rolls Royce in East Kilbride managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.
Following the screening director Felipe Bustos Sierra and ex-Rolls Royce employee Stuart Barrie were on hand to field questions from the students, about the making of and impact of the film.
“‘Nae Pasaran’ is an extremely powerful and moving film. I must admit I did shed a tear or two witnessing the archive footage of the atrocities committed upon the Chilean people and how emotional ‘Bob’, the central character, became on learning of the impact his stance made to individuals in Chile in 1973.
This film gave the students a great insight into the power of documentary film and its ability to create change. I really appreciate the work ‘Into Film’ does and in particular the Into Film Festival that’s currently running at the GFT. It gave staff and students the opportunity to go to a free screening of a non-commercial film in an independent cinema, which was a first for some of the students.”
-Kim Beveridge, Film & Television Lecturer