You’ve Been Trumped is a modern day David and Goliath story, documenting a group of Scottish homeowners taking on controversial tycoon Donald Trump. The film is due to be screened at Restless Natives Festival at 7.30pm on Sunday May 15th 2016 at Drygate.
In addition to the screening, celebrated songwriter Jo Mango will perform a short live set. Jo contributed music to a TV follow-up of You’ve Been Trumped called The Dark Side of the Green, which documented local opposition to Donald Trump’s plans to build a colossal golf course on the Aberdeenshire coastline. Scottish rapper and social commentator Loki will also take part in a post-screening discussion on the pros and perils of regeneration.
Donald Trump has bought hundreds of acres in Scotland to build golf courses, a hotel and luxury homes. But residents don’t want to see this environmentally sensitive stretch of coast destroyed.
The film captures the cultural chasm between Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community. Funny, inspiring and heartbreaking in turns, the film offers a revealing look at the aspiring Republican nominee for US President.
Restless Natives’ heart and soul lies within the DIY scene as the festival not only aims to bring people together in and around the East End of Glasgow, generating income for the local community, bands and charities, but it also aims to promote ethnic diversity and gender equality throughout the program.
Restless Natives is reflective of a truly modern DIY ethic that showcases talent from a broad spectrum, mirroring the diverse talent the creative scene has to offer.
All events will be individually priced as affordably as possible to ensure accessibility for people from all economic backgrounds and the organisers will also be donating a portion of gate receipts towards specially nominated East End charities to help their community.
A number of film events have already been confirmed including a screening of In The Loop and an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with writer, director, producer and satirist Armando Iannucci, a screening of Instrument plus a Q&A via Skype with Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye, The Skinny presents Couple In A Hole with live Q&A by Geoff Barrow (BEAK>, Portishead) and Billy Fuller (BEAK>, Robert Plant Band), The Room featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary and live Q&A via Skype with Greg Sestero, Song, By Toad presents The Ambiguity Of David Thomas Broughton with exclusive unseen footage and Restless Natives’ own national exclusive of Blood, Sweat & Vinyl : DIY in the 21st Century starring Neurosis, Godspeed You Black Emperor and ISIS (the band!) with live Q&A via Skype with director Kenneth Thomas and A Page of Madness with an exclusive live original score by Adam Stafford. Plus special guest-curated screens by Africa in Motion, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and Radical Film Network Scotland amongst others.
The festival also boasts a strong music line-up including Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, LAW, Cardiff’s alt rockers Future of the Left, Sheffield mathcore champions Rolo Tomasi, Canadian composer Tim Hecker, electronic maverick Blanck Mass, Chicago favourites Into It. Over It, US cult heroes The Hotelier and Glasgow’s own Tuff Love, United Fruit, Happy Meals, Spinning Coin and Lightwave. Full details of further showcases, film nights and talks programmed by Hotgem Music, Nightschool Records, No One Knows Records, Winning Sperm Party, Stretched, Fuzzkill Records, Nice n’ Sleazy, Bloc+Music, Song, By Toad and Struggletown are also set to be announced very soon.