Boycott and disobedience in favour of human rights
UK (Scotland)-Chile. Direction: Felipe Bustos Sierra. Production: Felipe Bustos Sierra / Debasers Filums. Coproduction: Creative Scotland, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (Fondo Audiovisual 2017), BBC Scotland, La Ventana Cine, Scottish Documentary Institute. Photography: Peter Keith. Music: Patrick Neil Doyle. Edition: Colin Monie. Running time: 96 min
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish / SUBTITLES: Spanish
This is the incredible story of a group of Scottish men who grounded half of the Chilean Air Force in one of the world's most important acts against Pinochet's dictatorship.
In 1974, workers from the Rolls-Royce factory in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, decided, as a way of supporting the Chilean people and in order not to collaborate with the Pinochet dictatorship, not to repair the engines of the Hawker Hunter planes arriving from the Chilean Armed Forces (and which had probably been used to bomb La Moneda Palace). The boycott lasted for four years, during which time they were unaware of the enormous impact of their gesture on the other side of the ocean.