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. Nasheed brought democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule but he 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 and make them uninhabitable. A classic David and Goliath tale, The Island President captures Nasheed's battle to stop and reverse global warming, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Sumitt in 2009 where the film provides a rare and unprecedented glimpse at Nasheed's electrifying and passionate behind the scenes exchanges with the heads of state attending this top-level global assembly. A film about one man's mission to save his nation and perhaps the planet, The Island President is a riveting, uplifting story that is impossible to take your eye off of.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: An eye-opening and appealing documentary about an earnest politician up against the closed door drama of climate change.
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- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.