July 3rd, 2012 | Comments Off
Although not entirely unbiased and balanced, Anthony Baxter’s new documentary poignantly portrays the struggle of a small Scottish community against a big American commercial monster.
When celebrity millionaire Donald Trump initially sets his eyes on one of Scotland’s beautiful nature reserves as the perfect place to build his new golf resort, his plans are rejected by Aberdeenshire Council. But faster than the speed of light his PR people (or rather army of man-like looking machines) take over and manage to convince the world and, more important, the Scottish parliament of Trump’s good intentions and the benefits the project holds for the local economy. The plans are thus back on.
However, the story does not end there. The gorgeous and brutally honest locals refuse to sell up or give in and fall victim to a bizarre set of circumstances that have horrible effects on their daily lives – all part of Trump’s strategy; no mere man will stand between him and more money.
After being arrested due to Trump’s men and having had his film called “boring” by the property tycoon himself, it is good to see that the underdog comes out a winner in this instance, with numerous film awards to his name and the UK release date for his film set just days before the heavily attacked golf course is due to open. There is some justice after all.
You’ve Been trumped will be in cinemas from 6 July. For more information on screenings please check the film’s website.
Written by Alexandra Zeevalkink
Alexandra Zeevalkink is a Dutch-born journalist living in London who founded DocGeeks in August 2011 in order to have a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. She freelances for various publications and writes mainly about documentary films, art projects and social inequalities. When she is not blogging or watching films she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. She is always on the look out for potential partnerships with other creative minds.
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