Jon Shenk’s 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 faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with 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 enough to make them uninhabitable. More
*The 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29th showing will be a benefit for MN350.org. Contribute $10 or more to MN350 and get a ticket to this showing, which will include Q&A with the director of the film, Jon Shenk. For tickets or info about the benefit showing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.