|Director:||Felipe Bustos Sierra|
|Production:||Scottish Documentary Institute|
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Scottish Documentary Institute
78 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE, UK
Felipe Bustos Sierra
13' / 2013 / United Kingdom
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 6.27
In the small Scottish town of East Kilbride in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile. Four years pass before the engines, left to rust in the factory yard, mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night.
Bob Fulton, Robert Somerville and John Keenan, former aircraft engine workers, re-unite for the first time since their retirement to hold their transformed, personal memories up against the cold facts of dusty archive documents.
After Forty years, they look back on what was gained and what was lost.
Born in Brussels to a Chilean journalist, an exile of Pinochet’s military coup, Felipe Bustos Sierra realised early on that stories have as many sides as they have storytellers. Early memories, also, seemed brighter and more persistent when witnessed on film.
He founded Debasers Filums in 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with like-minded friends and made three award-winning short fiction films - “Tixeon”, a feminist sci-fi short, “Three-Legged Horses”, Scotland’s first successful Kickstarter project which has been screened on five continents at over 30 film festivals and “Five Six Seven Eight!”, a surf rock dance film, also entirely crowdfunded. Nae Pasaran, his fourth short film and his first documentary.
His films have screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the European Short Film Festival of Brest, Shanghai International Film Festival, Cinefiesta, Glasgow Film Festival, Newport Beach Film festival, International Short Film Festival of Detmold, FESANCOR, Anonimul and many more.
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