The Island President

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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. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed 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 enough to make them uninhabitable. A classic David and Goliath tale, The Island President captures Nasheed’s tumultuous first year in office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 where the film provides a rare, unprecedented glimpse at Nasheed’s passionate and electrifying exchanges with the heads of state attending this top-level global assembly. The Island President is a riveting and uplifting story about one man’s mission to save his nation … and perhaps the entire planet.