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THE ISLAND PRESIDENT

2011 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Jon Shenk

SPOTLIGHT GALA and AWARDS PRESENTATION

The archipelago nation of the Maldives, off India’s coast, looks like paradise. But the country risks being submerged underwater before the end of the century unless climate change is reversed. That sets a clear mission for the charismatic President Mohamed Nasheed, who fought a dictatorship to be elected at age 41. With stunning cinematography and music by Radiohead, director Jon Shenk (Lost Boys of Sudan) follows Nasheed in his first year in office as he lobbies other countries to help save his threatened homeland.

Recent recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Documentary Award.

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Official Site: www.theislandpresident.com
On Twitter: @theislandpres
Director: Jon Shenk
Producer: Bonni Cohen & Richard Berge
Cinematographer: Jon Shenk
Editor: Pedro Kos
Music: Radiohead and Stars of the Lid
Running Time: 100 min.
Language: English, Dhivehi
Country: USA