You've Been Trumped (2011)

Dir. Anthony Baxter / UK / Documentary / Colour / 95m

In this David and Goliath tale for the 21st Century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on Donald Trump, as the tycoon prepares to destroy one of Britain's last stretches of coastal wilderness by building a controversial $1 billion luxury golf resort.

The area around the village of Balmedie, on the east coast of Aberdeenshire, is a rare wildlife habitat designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Documentary filmmaker Anthony Baxter follows the locals as they make their last stand in the face of security harassment, legal threats and the cutting off of water and electricity supplies. At one point, the director is even thrown in jail for trying to seek out the truth.

As well as the human story of power and defiance, this is also a complex portrait of a singular wilderness.

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