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BBC Scotland/Nae Passaran

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So, the fledgling BBC Scotland channel kicks off tomorrow and, at 10 30 p.m. the film "Nae Passaran" is shown.

 

It's the story of how Scots trade unionists refuse to do maintenance work on fighter engines from the Pinochet regime in Chile.

 

Little actions can have big consequences and this tells the tale of how this small act impacted on the people of Chile, the victims of the murderous regime of Thatcher's buddy.

 

Watch it.

 

Oh, and the last series of "Still Game" kicks off also......though I reckon it's jumped the shark a while back.

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5 minutes ago, MagicRatAFC said:

Watch it.

Ooooo, bossy!

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So, a sick day has thus far been spent re-watching this marvellous, marvellous movie.

Tears as always but also an immense sense of pride in my country's history of trade-unionism.

 

This film should be part of the curriculum in every school but I'm moved to wonder if such decency and spirit of commonality would be allowed to subsist in today's world.

 

Bob Fulton and your comrades...… I salute you.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/01/on-your-way-pinochet-factory-workers-fought-fascism-from-glasgow-chile-coup-nae-pasaran

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5 hours ago, MagicRatAFC said:

 

This film should be part of the curriculum in every school but I'm moved to wonder if such decency and spirit of commonality would be allowed to subsist in today's world.

 

Bob Fulton and your comrades...… I salute you.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/01/on-your-way-pinochet-factory-workers-fought-fascism-from-glasgow-chile-coup-nae-pasaran

Nae chance, far too inclusive for many. 

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Going to watch it as soon as the Track Cycling World Champs finish

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Mebbe it's just me being a sentimental old Trade Unionist, but I find this one of the most moving films ever.

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Well, that was brilliant. Thanks for the recommendation.

By happy coincidence, the song Victor Jara came in my music system this afternoon. Duck Gaughan version.

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Well, "Nae Pasaran" was very moving and very timely due to the chilling parallels between Chile before the military coup and what is happening in Venezuela, to my mind.

A reminder of what decent folk do to support other ordinary people purely because of our simple common humanity. An inspiring and important documentary film.

90 minutes very well spent for this viewer.

 

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What's the rest of the channel like ?

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