|Score:||5.93 / 10|
|Released:||June 15, 2012|
|Producer:||Bonni Cohen, Richard Berge|
The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever facedthe literal survival of his country and everyone residing in it.
After leading a 21-year pro-democracy movement against the brutal regime of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, during which he survived repeated imprisonments and torture, Nasheed became president at the age of 41, only to encounter a far more implacable adversary than a dictatorthe ocean.
The 1200 islands of the Maldives would become unlivable if there were a rise of just three meters in sea level. Unless dramatic changes are made by the larger countries of the world, the Maldives is in danger of disappearing under the sea.