Recommended! "A roiling, go-for-the-throat exposé... It's a horror movie in its own class" -NewCity Chicago
"I am the evidence. I am considered a world expert on tourism" Donald Trump
In this David and Goliath tale, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on Donald Trump, as he gets set to destroy the crown jewels of Scotland's natural heritage in order to build a luxury golf resort. The proposal should be preposterousthis is one of Britain's very last stretches of wilderness, and a protected conservation area. But the Scottish government, desperate to bring jobs to the region, have overturned its own environmental laws to give Trump the green light, for what he claims will be in "their best national interest."
We follow the local residents as they make their last stand in the face of police harassment and constant legal threats. Water and power is cut off, land disputes erupt, and some residents have thousands of tons of earth piled up next to their homes. When local filmmaker Antony Baxter begins investigating the dispute, he finds himself abruptly arrested by police at Trump's beck and call. This storyline might eerily mirror the classic film Local Hero, which was shot there, but for those interested in protecting Britain's environment, there is no happy ending in sight. You've Been Trumped is ab environmental parable for our celebrity driven times.
Featuring Music by: Jónsi and Sigur Rós.
Directed by Anthony Baxter, United Kingdom, 2011, 95 mins.