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The Island President -- Follow the globe-trotting journey of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, who, after bringing democracy to his country, takes up the fight to keep it from disappearing under the sea.


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30 March 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Can this man save the world?
After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea. | Add synopsis »
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Much Much Better than An Inconvenient Truth. See more (8 total) »



Mohamed Nasheed ... Himself

Directed by
Jon Shenk 
Produced by
Richard Berge .... producer
Bonni Cohen .... producer
Jon Else .... executive producer
Craig Hickerson .... associate producer
Russell Long .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Marco D'Ambrosio 
Cinematography by
Jon Shenk 
Film Editing by
Pedro Kos 
Sound Department
Jamie Branquinho .... sound effects editor
Michael Jones .... sound recordist
Chase Keehn .... post-production sound
James Lebrecht .... post-production sound
Dan Olmsted .... post-production sound
Patti Tauscher .... post-production sound
Visual Effects by
John Atkinson .... motion graphic artist
Jonathan Golles .... motion graphic artist
Andy Murdock .... motion graphic artist
Drew Takahashi .... motion graphic artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas C. Miller .... aerial operator
Editorial Department
Leo Hallal .... colorist
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music supervisor
John-Henry Dale .... composer: additional music
Basil Moore .... composer: additional music (as Basil Moore-Asfouri)
Other crew
Justine Jacob .... legal counsel
Richard J. Lee .... legal counsel
Giovanni Lopez .... insurance broker
Brad Dirk Martin .... boat captain

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent content and smoking
USA:101 min
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Maldives Minister:[Talking to a journalist on the phone] I do not even like the term negotiate. There is nothing to negotiate with the environment.See more »
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Much Much Better than An Inconvenient Truth., 23 November 2011
Author: coolscale from Maldives

The Documentary was very well directed and presented. It portrays the important events that took place in Mohamed Nasheed's life as a child and as a politician, and his 'sudden' movement towards environment. It would made us think the how vulnerable the Maldivian life actually is!

The Island President is hardly a PowerPoint presentation on the subject of environmental responsibility. That's already been done well enough. Instead, This Documentary tackles the message from a compelling human- interest angle -- by focusing on the messenger.

It was far more entertaining and less didactic than An Inconvenient Truth, with beautiful scenery of Indian Ocean captured with bird-view camera angles both in stills and amazing time-lapses.

A must watch for all environment lovers.

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