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Island President

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Documentary filmmaker Jon Shenk follows President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives during his first year in office, as he wages a valiant campaign to raise awareness of global climate change in order to save his beloved island country, which is slowly being swallowed up by the ocean due to rising sea levels.
  • Critic Reviews
    "The film is compelling....It is also entrancing, its use of classical observational techniques combining with dense and informative news footage to produce a complex portrait of its dual subject..."
    Sight and Sound

    "Jon Shenk's fascinating documentary feature THE ISLAND PRESIDENT personalizes the threat of global warming, and nationalizes it too, by focusing on Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives."
    Wall Street Journal

    "Whats fascinating and frustrating about THE ISLAND PRESIDENT is how it reveals international politics to be even more polarized and mired in bureaucracy than local politics."
    A.V. Club

    4 stars out of 5 -- "Nasheed may be a small fish in a big geopolitical pond, but his enterprise and optimism are a welcome complement to eco doc doom and gloom."
    Total Film

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