The Island President

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Island President
President Mohammed Nasheed of the Maldives is confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced - the survival of his country and everyone in it. Nasheed, who brought democracy to the Maldives after decades of despotic rule, now faces an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives and make them uninhabitable.
Published: [United States] : First Run Features, 2012.
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.7387 ISL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 17, 2015
  • COURIER3 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sometimes interesting. Good documentary on threat of rising sea levels.Too bad the President ousted with a coup by former President and military. Had never heard of Maldive. Did some fast forward.

Oct 08, 2013
  • mysweetie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film presents a truly awe-inspiring real life story in a wonderfully imaginative and engaging way.

Mar 14, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Jan 29, 2013
  • Ichigaga rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Learned about recent Maldivian history, and based on the lack of action from the industrial powers, learned I should visit before it's underwater. Shows the real politics of international treaties.

Jan 26, 2013
  • uncommonreader rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Naive and depressing.

Jan 13, 2013
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Documents the struggles of a former political prisoner turned president as he strives to save the 2,000 islands comprising his country. Profiles democracy, diplomacy, climate issues, political fireworks over a simple passage of text, United Nations negotiations, China being the unrelenting menace it has always been, and the travesty of shoreline erosion. You should watch this film because the same thing is happening in Hawaii where sand bypassing is often done in desperate attempts to slow the erosion process.

Dec 11, 2012
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

First 30 minutes are fascinating history but eventually bogs down in wonkiness. Still not a bad take on global warming.


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Nov 03, 2013
  • SAPL454 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations.
David Suzuki

Mar 14, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Mar 14, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” –James Madison

Jan 13, 2013
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We know that Maldives becoming carbon neutral is not going to stop us from annihilation. We know that. But at least we can die knowing that we've done the right thing."


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