President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced - the survival of his country and everyone in it. Nasheed, who brought democracy to the Maldives after decades of despotic rule, now faces 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 and make them uninhabitable. A classic David and Goliath tale, The Island President captures Nasheed's battle to stop global warming - and save his country.
Includes exclusive teaching modules:
The Island President, 52-minute version; The Island President, 30-minute version; Maldives Democracy Movement; Nasheed at The United Nations; Climate Politics Strategy Meeting; Underwater Cabinet Meetin; Bilateral Meeting in India; Behind the Scenes at The Copenhagen Climate Conference & Study Guide.
"Wonderfully vivid! A riveting, visually dazzling film." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Extraordinary access, spectacular footage." - A. O. Scott, The New York Times
"Inspiring! A Mandela-like tale of political heroism." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
Winner of the Sundance Institute Hilton Lightstay Sustainability Award
Winner of The People's Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival