Britcom classic Local Hero reckoned plucky Scots could take on corporate America and win. Anthony Baxter’s passionate doc, set on the same stretch of Aberdeenshire coastline, offers a gut-wrenching reality check.
At stake: a luxury golf course, which Donald Trump is building against evidence of environmental ruin. A gaggle of gutsy residents stands firm but Trump’s no fan of Ealing-esque whimsy; instead, the billionaire’s bully-boy tactics, condoned by acquiescent police and politicians, are making locals’ lives hell.
Baxter’s shocking footage captures conditions akin to siege warfare, and he’s not exempt from intimidation.
A vital, visceral antidote to Trump’s slick PR machine.