You’ve Been Trumped! Director Anthony Baxter speaks about his new documentary
Thursday, 18 October, 2012 Leave a comment
This may not constitute ‘suffering for your art’ in some countries but it does in UK. But it also poses some serious questions about abuse of power!
Well done Anthony, for standing up to this bullshitting, bulldozing, bully.
Shortly after the bulldozers moved in to destroy the Menie Estate dunes, we discovered Mr Trump’s workers had cut off the water supply to 86-year-old Molly Forbes – Michael’s elderly mother – for nearly a week, and so my Producer Richard Phinney and I went to interview Mr Trump’s chief greenkeeper who also doubled as head of building works.
After the interview, Richard and I were both suddenly arrested on the property of another local resident – Susan Munro. We were then driven miles to Aberdeen, banged up in separate prison cells for several hours and stripped of our possessions. DNA, fingerprints and photos were all taken and camera equipment and footage impounded. We were both charged with ‘a breach of the peace’ a criminal offence which you can go to jail for in Scotland.