Due to popular demand, we’re staging another screening of You’ve Been Trumped, Anthony Baxter’s documentary about how a group of Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump over his plans to develop one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness.
Following its sellout success at Bermuda Docs, we’ll be screening it again on Sunday, December 4 (3 p.m.) at the Tradewinds Auditorium at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Tickets are on sale at the BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 297-7314.
The flamboyant Trump just needs to buy out a few more locals to make his dream of a luxury home, hotel and golf course development come true. The proposal should be preposterous – this is a protected conservation area. But after the Scottish government – desperate to bring jobs to the region – overturns its own environmental laws to give Trump the green light, the stage is set for an extraordinary summer of discontent as the bulldozers spring into action.
Funny, inspiring and heartbreaking in turns, the film that the Toronto Star called “a shattering chronicle of greed,hubris and stupidity”– is both an entertaining can’t-believe-it’s-true tale and an environmental parable for our celebrity-driven times.