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The Island President (2011)

PG | | Documentary | 30 March 2012 (UK)
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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.

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Jon Shenk
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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.

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Can this man save the world?

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent content and smoking | See all certifications »
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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.
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Cantus II: in Memory of Warren Wiltzie
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to "darren-511" above
29 May 2013 | by jpadowSee all my reviews

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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Maldives: le combat d'un président See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,998, 1 April 2012

Gross USA:

$76,398

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,996
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