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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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Mohamed Nasheed ... Himself

Directed by
Jon Shenk 
Produced by
Richard Berge .... producer
Bonni Cohen .... producer
Jon Else .... executive 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
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
to "darren-511" above, 29 May 2013
Author: jpadow from United States

I just saw this movie on a plane, was deeply moved and impressed by it, and I had to respond to one IMDb user's review.

User darren-511's pathetic one-star review above claims that "All Islands are at Sea Level" and that The Island President overlooked this glaring error.

Here's a basic geography lesson.

Sea level means the measurement of the average height of the ocean's surface. In the Maldives, the highest point on land is only 2.4 meters above sea level, or above the height of the water. This means on these very low, flat islands, there is no high ground whatsoever to seek refuge on if sea level rise or a tsunami occurs. Where on earth do you get the notion that "All Islands are at sea level?!" Haven't you ever seen an island with a mountain on it, like the Haleakala or Mauna Loa volcanoes in Hawaii? The Maldives are seriously in danger of being wiped out by climate change and I don't want to let your serious ignorance of basic science have any opportunity to steer viewers away from this great film.

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