The Island President (2012)

Island President
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Documentary, Political, Historical, Biopic, Nature
Keywords biopic, environment, environmental, historical, nature, political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Pedro Kos Editor n/a 172 7000001
Radiohead Music n/a 120781 8000001
Stars of the Lid Music n/a 120781 8000002
Jon Shenk Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jon Else Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Bonni Cohen Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Berge Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jon Shenk Director n/a 2 2000001
A portrait of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced -- the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After leading a twenty-year pro-democracy movement against the brutal regime of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, surviving repeated imprisonments and torture, Nasheed becomes president at 41, only to take on the enormous challenge of preserving the Maldives. Considered the lowest lying country in the world, a rise of a few meters in sea level would flood the 1200 islands of the Maldives, rendering the country practically unlivable. Unless dramatic changes are made by the larger countries of the world, the Maldives will disappear under the ocean.