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The Island President (2012)

The Island President

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

March 28, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

101 min.

Studio

Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jon Shenk

Producer

Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen

Starring

  • Mohamed Nasheed

Story


The story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and his campaign to save his country. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after three decades of despotic rule, he wages a campaign against global warming. To him it is a life or death struggle: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would put the 1200 Maldive islands underwater and render them uninhabitable. It brings him to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where he makes his impassioned plea.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..audiences were undoubtedly charmed into casting their vote not just because of the film itself, but the charisma of the documentary's titular subject..”
by Kevin Lally [Film Journal International]
“..a good chunk of the film shows Nasheed's work at the summit..”
by Walter V. Addiego [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..there are pomp, pragmatism, high principle and brazen manipulation, and it is sometimes hard to tell which is which..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]