The Island President

OTTAWA PREMIERE | PEOPLE’S CHOICE, BEST DOCUMENTARY, TIFF 2011

Having brought democracy to his homeland, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives now faces an even greater challenge: rising waters caused by global warming threaten to literally sink his low-lying nation. Following him to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, “Shenk’s doc finds its delicate balance… in the middle ground between cynicism and wide-eyed enthusiasm.” (Slant)

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