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When a group of Scottish factory workers refused to repair Chilean military engines in protest at the country’s dictatorship, they didn’t expect a film to be made about their actions. ‘Nae Pasa-ran’ is about the 4-year boycott at the Rolls Royce factory in East Kilbride in the 70s, and will close the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival. Clare McNeill has been speaking to some of the men involved.

now when a group of Scottish factory workers refused to appear Chilean military engines in protest at the country's dictatorship didn't expects a film to be made about their actions may pass Iran is about the four-year boycott at the rolls-royce factory in East Kilbride in the 70s and will close the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival Clare McNeil has been speaking to some of the men involved new pasaran meaning they shall not pass is the documentary about a powerful demonstration of international solidarity I mean I've always said to me when I mentioned where I was going yesterday to an interview that she should oh where you are they rebels in 1973 the world watched the horrors of general finish's dictatorship and fold on the news bombings and Chilean civilians being tortured and killed as the government was overthrown and when the country's military engines returned to East Kilbride for repair the workers took a stand we brought procedure we wrote black on the main components we informed all the photos there was black so at that point no one would work on it and that stopped the Chilean dead they kept the boycott going for almost four years leaving the engines to rust in the yard action that even risked their jobs but one thing was never resolved the mysterious disappearance of the engines in the middle of the night left the men wondering for decades there was a press recent winter for saying that within six weeks engines were back and they were flying already that just didn't make sense them but they've had to kind of live with that kind of fall selling for about four decades they're like we'll be involved if you can find anything new and then bit by bit over for five years you know we found a lot of stuff through the action of not walking to these engines for over three years that the Chilean Air Force couldn't get them involved innocent civilians wotcher kill them so I felt we'd achieved something the Chilean ambassador even restored the man with a prestigious National Honor in 2015 and their story will premiere at Glasgow Film Festival in March clear McNeil STV news

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  1. Brilliant documentary, more program's like this, instead of the cheap, lazy, and nasty "reality" crap

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