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The Island President

October 25, 2011
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The Island President is the new film from producers Bonni Cohen & Richard Berge, the makers of Film Fund recipient The Rape of Europa. It comes to DocNYC in November.

From the DocNYC website:

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.

The archipelago nation of the Maldives, off India’s coast, looks like paradise. But the country risks being submerged underwater before the end of the century unless climate change is reversed. That sets a clear mission for the charismatic President Nasheed, who fought a dictatorship for twenty years to be elected at age 41. With stunning cinematography and music by Radiohead, director Jon Shenk (Lost Boys of Sudan) follows Nasheed in his first year in office as he lobbies other countries to help save his threatened homeland.

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