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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.

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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. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.

The Island President captures Nasheed’s first year of office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political horse-trading that goes on at such a top-level global assembly. Nasheed is unusually candid about revealing his strategies—leveraging the Maldives’ underdog position as a tiny country, harnessing the power of media, and overcoming deadlocks through an appeal to unity with other developing nations. When hope fades for a written accord to be signed, Nasheed makes a stirring speech which salvages an agreement. Despite the modest size of his country, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

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The Island President on DVD

August 23rd, 2012

Get your DVD before The Maldives dissapears under water..

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The Island President now on iTunes

June 19th, 2012

Watch the film online now via iTunes and Dogwoof.TV

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Sheffield Doc Fest 2012 - 11 Dogwoof films on the programme!

May 10th, 2012

Get yourself to Sheffield this June to see some of our best documentary films

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The Island President Special Q&As

March 30th, 2012

Screenings will be followed by some very special Q&A's

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Support The Island President

March 30th, 2012

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The Island President Nationwide Screenings on 3rd April

March 27th, 2012

Picturehouses across the UK and Ireland will have a not to be missed screening

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The Island President Trailer

March 15th, 2012

Jon Shenk’s The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives

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Dogwoof Films at the Human Rights Watch Festival

February 28th, 2012

The Island President, Even the Rain and Putin's Kiss all to screen

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