In 1974, factory workers at Rolls Royce East Kilbride in Scotland refused to repair and return the military jet engines of Pinochet’s Air Force, in protest against their use during the 11 September 1973 air raid on Santiago. The Chilean coup overthrew Salvador Allende, the first democratically-elected left-wing government in Latin America.
Bob Fulton, an engine inspector and WWII vet, put his job on the line to boycott any work on the Chilean engines. Backed by the entire workforce, Bob and his colleagues kept the engines in the factory yard, falling prey to the Scottish elements, for four years. One night the engines mysteriously vanished, leaving the workers to believe their actions were meaningless and unaware of the scale of their impact.
NAE PASARAN! tells the unlikely story of how a group of pensioners from East Kilbride became Commanders of the Republic of Chile.
October 9, 2018