A Montrose film-maker’s documentary on Donald Trump’s controversial golf development has been nominated for a top award.
You’ve Been Trumped, directed by Anthony Baxter, has been nominated in the best cinema documentary category of the Grierson Best Documentary Awards.
The awards commemorate the work of Scottish film-maker John Grierson, who is regarded as the father of the documentary thanks to his films such as Drifters and Night Mail.
You’ve Been Trumped charts the social, economic and environmental effects of the multi-million development of the Trump International Golf Links at the Menie Estate, north of Aberdeen.
The film, which has won a series of festival awards, explores the conflict between residents of the estate and Mr Trump during construction of the golf course, which officially opened to the public last month.
Mr Baxter, who re-mortgaged his house to finance You’ve Been Framed, described the nomination as ”a pleasant surprise” yesterday.
He said: ”The nomination was quite timely as it came in the week the Trump Organisation once again branded the residents of the Menie Estate ‘a national embarrassment for Scotland’.
”It goes to show that contrary to what Mr Trump may think, this extraordinary group of people are seen as an inspiration for the great dignity, eloquence and perseverance they’ve shown, in standing up for their homes and the environment.”