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Director - Jon Shenk
Run Time - 52 & 101 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD-R
Year - 2011
Genre - Documentary
Educational Interests - Asia, Biographies/Profiles, Business, Environmental Studies, History (World), Peace & Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Urban Studies


Institutional DVD Price: $295


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