You've Been Trumped Too

  • Anthony William Baxter
  • Scotland, Northern Ireland
  • 2016
  • 79 min
  • European Premiere
  • Panorama
What are the inhabitants of Balmedie up to these days? The small community on the northeast coast of Scotland became involved in a David and Goliath battle, when American billionaire Donald J. Trump wanted to build a luxury golf resort in the middle of a local nature reserve. Filmmaker Anthony Baxter made the documentary You've Been Trumped about the situation in 2011, and now brings us a disconcerting update. The resort was built, of course. For the last five years a 91-year-old resident has been living with a faulty water supply, living on bottled water and water from a nearby stream after a water pipe was damaged during construction of a road to the resort. Despite promises made by Trump's son, the waterworks have not be repaired. But the headstrong and good-natured Scots won't give up without a fight. Baxter uses striking split-screen images to offset the Balmedians' modest way of life, in harmony with nature and each other, with the Trump family lifestyle, including his elephant-hunting sons.

Credits

  • 79 min
  • color / black and white
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English
Director
Anthony William Baxter
Production
Richard Phinney for Montrose Pictures, Mark Thomas for Creative Scotland
Cinematography
Anthony William Baxter
Editing
Anthony William Baxter
Music
Dominic Glynn

IDFA history

2016
European Premiere
Panorama

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