You’ve Been Trumped

Courage abounds in this film that risks life and limb to penetrate the operation of Donald Trump and his designs on Aberdeen, Scotland and its precious sand dunes, (Bill Forsyth’s classic 1983 film Local Hero was made here). Called, “deeply troubling, amusing and rousing all at the same time…” by Starz Film Festival Jury, this film is a constant juggle of humor, confrontation, espionage and strange, compelling characters (Trump included).

Directors

Anthony Baxter

Country

UK

Year

2011

Running Time

96 mins

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You've Been TrumpedA rare and interesting combination of investigative journalism and activist filmmaking, You’ve Been Trumped by Anthony Baxter, adds a few drops of celebrity notoriety to really put matters on the line in this film. With a courageous approach, this film risks life and limb to penetrate the ongoing operation of Donald Trump and his designs to turn precious sand dunes and people’s homes into a destination golf course north of Aberdeen, Scotland. Full of awesomely awkward moments between the filmmaker, Trump and entourage, who bat at Baxter like an increasingly annoying fly, this mano a mano exhibition is full of bravado and competitive spirit with echoes of Bill Forsyth's Local Hero (the classic 1983 film was made just here and scenes from the film are interspersed throughout Baxter’s documentary).

Winner of numerous prizes including the social justice award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize at Michael Moore’s Traverse Film Festival, and the Green prize at the Sheffield Doc Festival, the film has provoked a range of commentary and discussion. Recently winning the Maysles Brothers Best Documentary prize at the Starz Film Festival in Denver, Colorado, the jury called the film “deeply troubling, amusing and rousing all at the same time…” This film is a constant juggle of humor, confrontation, espionage and strange, compelling characters (Trump included).

Screening: March 2, 2012 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere. In a special double bill with Local Hero (1983).

Discussion with: Anthony Baxter, director.

WINNER: 2012 Best Feature Award