You've Been Trumped

Anthony Baxter

Five distinguished guests choose a significant ‘Movie That Matters’ which they believe everyone should have seen. Micha Wertheim, Hanna Verboom, Sylvana Simons, Linda Polman and Sanne Vogel have each chosen a film and they will explain their choice during the festival.


Linda Polman’s pick: You’ve Been Trumped. Linda Polman about the film: "You’ve Been Trumped is a compelling and sometimes touching portrait of a poor but proud village in Scotland that bravely resisted a project developer from Hell: Donald Trump. Man and nature are bulldozered out of the way, but strength and humour keep the villagers’ backs straight.’

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on a celebrity tycoon. At stake is one of Britain's very last stretches of wilderness. American billionaire Donald Trump has bought up hundreds of acres on the northeast coast of Scotland. In a land swimming with golf courses, Trump is going to build two more – alongside a 450-room hotel and 1,500 luxury homes.  The trouble is, the land he has purchased occupies one of Europe’s most environmentally sensitive stretches of coast, described by one leading scientist as Scotland’s Amazon rain forest.  And the handful of local residents don't want it destroyed.


United Kingdom 2011, 95 min.


Spoken language: English

Official website:


Montrose Pictures


World sales:

Ro*co Films International


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You've Been Trumped: Weapon of Choice Linda Polman

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 21:00

Linda Polman speaks about her Weapon of Choice - Q&A is in Dutch