The Documentary Trump Doesn't Want You To See
US Presidential candidate, Donald Trump unsuccessfully instructed his lawyers to stop the broadcast of this documentary by the BBC.
You’ve Been Trumped, has since won 10 awards from film festivals and environmental groups, as well as top reviews in the British media.
The film is about Trump's project to build two 18-hole gold courses and luxury hotel on the North sea coast of Scotland at the cost of $1.5 billion and claimed that the development would bring 6,000 jobs to the area. The government backed Trump and disregarded environmental concerns.
From the New York Times:
Once construction begins on the 1,400-acre Menie Estate, which Mr. Trump bought in 2005, the lives of the farmers and fishermen in nearby Balmedie, a town of 3,000, are disrupted.
The arrival of Mr. Trump and his overbearing ways is an affront to many residents, especially Michael Forbes, a farmer who refuses to sell his property, which Mr. Trump describes as a slum and a pigsty. The film delves into the problems encountered by Mr. Forbes and neighbors who band together to protest the development. Mr. Forbes loses his electricity and water. Enormous piles of dirt and sand are dumped near cottages, blocking their ocean views, and homeowners are taken to court in petty boundary disputes. At one point the use of “compulsory purchase orders,” the Scottish equivalent of eminent domain, to force them to sell, is threatened.
Watch the trailer for the film in the video below. The film can be watched here in its entirety.