Aug 102012

As ‘you’ve been trumped!’ continues its world-wide tour, its current stop in New York proves irrisistible to the Occupy Wall Street Protest group.  Montrose Pictures tells Aberdeen Voice readers what’s going on.

NEW YORK – In an effort to call attention to the environmental damage inflicted by Donald Trump’s troubled golf course development in Scotland, Occupy Wall Street projected excerpts from the documentary You’ve Been Trumped on the Trump Tower last night in Manhattan. Their action was beamed live worldwide on Occupy’s streaming video website.

A video of the Action, prepared and released by Occupy Wall Street, can be found here.

Standing atop of the Illuminator, a special truck designed to undertake “guerilla screenings”, Occupy Wall Street Organizer Justin Wedes explained to why they had chosen to project You’ve Been Trumped:

“It’s a story that has to be told, an exemplary case of the 99% against the 1%, “ he said. “ It’s just one more example of the 1% corrupting the political process, destroying our land, destroying the earth, and we have to speak out or we’ll have no more earth to speak out for.”

You’ve Been Trumped captures the confrontation between Donald Trump and a proud group of homeowners in Balmedie, north of Aberdeen in Scotland.

It has been held over for a second week in New York City, whilst continuing a successful theatrical release in the UK.

The film has won 10 international awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Grierson Trust British Documentary Award.

“I’m honoured that activists like those at Occupy Wall Street have found the film so powerful, and relevant to the causes they are fighting for,” said director Anthony Baxter, in reaction to news of the screenings.

“They have helped change the debate around inequality, and the various ways the 1% run roughshod over ordinary people’s lives, and we hope that our film is making a small contribution as well.”

You’ve Been Trumped is currently continuing its national cinema release in Britain and in the United States where it opens at the Village East Cinema from Friday 10 August, having enjoyed a successful first week at the Angelika Film Center.

You’ve Been Trumped opens in Los Angeles on 17 August.

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