March 30th, 2012
Jon Shenk’s The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. However in February Nasheed was forced to resign in a coup. The country now faces a democracy crisis in addition to the looming threat from climate change
The more people see it, the more the people of the Maldives will know that the world hasn't walked away. So please see it; and take your friends. It may feel like you're enjoying yourself, but you'll actually be doing so much more.
The films is out now in US, UK and Irish cinemas and you can help the campain, and support Nasheed is a number of ways:
The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw gave the film 4 Stars: