• The Island President (2012)

The Island President

Release Date: March 28th, 2012

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2012

PG |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Mohamed Nasheed, president of the Maldive Islands, works tirelessly to save his country from the ravages of global climate change.

Director: Jon Shenk

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Actual Films, ITVS (Independent Television S

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

    A mostly compelling documentary about that rarest of breeds, an appealing politician. show more

  • 75
    Andrew SchenkerSlant Magazine

    The film successfully positions its point of view with the developing countries that suffer the most immediate consequences of global warming rather than the developed countries most responsible for climate change and from whose citizenry Jon Shenk's prospective audience is likely to be drawn. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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. show more

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