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You've Been Trumped -- A group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.
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Richard Phinney (written by) and
Anthony Baxter (written by)
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6 July 2012 (UK) See more »
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In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort. | Add synopsis »
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Emotional Yet Caustic Documentary Making See more (16 total) »

Cast

 
Anthony Baxter ... Himself
Michael Forbes ... Himself
Sheila Forbes ... Herself
Martin Ford ... Himself - member of the Democratic Independent Group of Aberdeenshire Council
David Kennedy ... Himself, Dr., principal of Robert Gordon University
David McCue ... Himself, the artist
David Milne ... Himself
Susan Munro ... Herself
Richard Phinney ... Himself
Charles Skene ... Himself

Donald Trump ... Himself
Andy Wightman ... Himself

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Anthony Baxter 
 
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Richard Phinney (written by) and
Anthony Baxter (written by)

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Richard Phinney .... producer
 
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Jonny Pilcher 
 
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Anthony Baxter 
 
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Anthony Baxter 
William Rice 
 
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Sue Giovanni .... colourist
 
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Billy Dosanjh .... additional camera
 
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Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel
 
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Janise Collins .... the producers wish to thank
Wendy Davies .... the producers wish to thank
Robin McLaren .... the producers wish to thank
Stephan Paternot .... the producers wish to thank
Robin Ross .... the producers wish to thank
Iikka Vehkalahti .... special thanks
 

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Emotional Yet Caustic Documentary Making, 22 October 2012
Author: Waerdnotte from Exeter, England

Not being a great fan of the documentary feature I was rather ambivalent about this David and Goliath tale. However, after its screening at the Shetland Film Festival UK film critic Mark Kermode recommended it partly as righteous exposition of the power of money over local communities and also as a real life twist on the Local Hero (1983) story - a feelgood film from Scottish film maker Bill Forsyth. Clips of Forsyth's movie are included in You've Been Trumped to underpin the message and Forsyth watched the film at the Shetland Film Festival giving his full support to the documentary maker, Anthony Baxter.

What we get is a film that not only angered me because of the insidious support of the UK and Scottish governments for this outrageous project but the bullying and illegal activities of the local policeforce, who should be charged with assault, illegal arrest and detention of the film maker. We are aware of the arrogance, lying and bullying of Trump who uses his money to get what ever he wants with impunity, but for the small people - the local constabulary, to be in on this is beyond reproach.

The treatment of the local farmers and residents by Trump is astoundingly arrogant and without precedent. This is a foreign national riding roughshod over a local community, with the support of local, and national governments, and it is the colour of his money and promise of jobs that it was clear wouldn't appear that sold it to the politicians.

Baxter's film making is quietly confident as he shows us Trump's lies and his vitriol towards the local people. Trump treats Baxter, as he does the local people, with contempt, yet Baxter shows the local residents as people, initially confused by what's happening to their homes, evolving into a mutually supportive network.

Baxter's ending evokes moments from Forsyth's film, and reminds us that perhaps there will be a happy ending. It would be nice to think that a film as powerful as this can make a difference, but I feel that unfortunately there are many Americans like Trump who see the UK as just another country to be colonised by their big money regardless of the wishes of local communities.

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