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The Island President Details

  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2012
  • Rated: Thematic Elements, Some Violent Content and Smoking
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Jon Shenk

FULL SYNOPSIS

The handsome, young, crusading president of the Maldives, a paradise composed of 1200 tiny islands strewn like jewels atop the Indian Ocean, is captured in his first year in office in this David and Goliath tale. The film reveals his battle with the climate change that threatens to destroy his nation, with stunning transparency and intimacy. His candid, intelligent, often humorous speeches and asides make for a totally refreshing experience in political activism as he builds a democracy that replaces decades of oppression and corruption that prevailed before his election. But as he pointedly notes: “It won’t be any good to have a democracy if we don’t have a country.” The Indian Ocean is rising, and if carbon emissions continue at their present levels or if they climb, the Maldives will definitely disappear.

  • Release date:March 28, 2012

Cast

Crew

Jon Shenk
Director
Bonni Cohen
Producer
Richard Berge
Producer
Jon Shenk
Cinematographer
Doug Bernheim
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marco D'Ambrosio
Composer (Music Score)
Radiohead
Composer (Music Score)
Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer
Jon Else
Executive Producer
James LeBrecht
Sound Editor
Dan Cogan
Co-Executive Producer
Josh Peterson
Co-Editor
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