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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

“..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..”
by Sam Wigley [Total Film]
“..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]
“..it's in this middle ground between cynicism and wide-eyed enthusiasm that Shenk's movie finds its delicate balance..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]