The music of Jónsi (the singer from Sigur Ros) elevates the emotional impact of this documentary, which is a confrontational one as filmmaker Anthony Baxter questions developer Donald Trump at every opportunity while he builds a luxury golf course in an environmentally sensitive area in Scotland.
Baxter even is arrested and thrown in jail at one point for some trespassing-related “violation” after trying to help a farmer who lives near the course and has his water cut off. The farmer, Michael Forbes, had refused to be bought out by Trump.
Watching this film in 2016 (it was shot in 2010) as Trump angles to win the Republican U.S. presidential nomination, I found Trump’s behavior to be very consistent back then with his behavior on the campaign trail: Lots of repetition, lots of superlatives, no backtracking and then results. Trump’s luxury golf course was built and exists today in Aberdeen, Scotland, where it charges exorbitant green fees. Donald Trump thrives because the 1% is thriving. He builds for the rich, just as many political institutions do today.