03 Aug '12, 11am

Golf Course vs. Dunes: A Rebellion That Failed

Golf Course vs. Dunes: A Rebellion That Failed

August 3, 2012, 7:34 am Golf Course vs. Dunes: A Rebellion That Failed By JOANNA M. FOSTER It’s been six years since Donald Trump flew to northeastern Scotland to announce plans to build a $1 billion golf course. Permission was initially denied by the local Aberdeenshire Council but was then granted by the Scottish government on the ground that it was in the nation’s best interests. On July 15, Trump International Golf Links finally opened. But not everyone was delighted to see one of Britain’s last stretches of coastal wilderness transformed into a putting green. “You’ve Been Trumped,” a documentary film by the British director Anthony Baxter that opens on Friday in at the Angelika Film Center in New York, tells the story of the dunes that Mr. Trump thought should become “the greatest golf course in the world” and the locals who fought the project. This week we chatted wi...

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