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The Island President (2011)

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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
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Mohamed Nasheed ... Himself
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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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Documentary

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent content and smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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, 30 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$75,233, 20 May 2012
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Quotes

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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Wathan Edhey Gotha
traditional Maldivan
Performed by (male voices) Abdullah Shaffaan, Abdullah Munaz, Hassan Jalaal, Ahmed Visham
and (female voices) Aishath Samaha, Hunaldha Rasheed, Naashidha Ahmed, Aminath Vishama
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Much Much Better than An Inconvenient Truth.
23 November 2011 | by coolscaleSee all my reviews

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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