It may be a film with a troubled history, including a lack of funding and limited opportunities to see it in cinemas, but Anthony Baxter’s award winning You’ve Been Trumped is now coming to BBC Two.
The film tells the true story of billionaire Donald Trump’s decision to build a golf course in one of Europe’s most environmentally sensitive areas and the Scottish Government’s decision to back the development.
It also shows how Trump’s employees treated the locals on the Menie Estate near Aberdeen, calling them names in the media and disrupting their lives, while the local police and press sided with the American tycoon.
You’ve Been Trumped is an important film for anyone interested in how money can influence politics and override environmental laws designed to protect Scotland’s natural heritage. Fans of Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero will also want to tune in for a liberal dose of clips from the film.
Film critic Mark Kermode discusses You’ve Been Trumped with Baxter in a new video and the film can be seen on BBC Two this Sunday, 21 October, at 10pm. Visit the You’ve Been Trumped website to find out more about the film.