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The Island President

Filmmaker Jon Shenk and his team travelled to the islands to share Nasheed’s quest for a global agreement on climate policy at the UN Climate Change Conference in 2009, and spread the word on this rather awe-inspiring man. Soundtracked almost entirely by Radiohead and set against stunning scenery from the islands, the film paints a stunning picture of the …

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Island President: Maldives’ Deposed Ruler Mohamed Nasheed Is Untiring In His Mission (TRAILER)

Many a PR firm could do with the attention-gathering skills of Mohamed Nasheed, a man on a mission. The world’s press flocked, bemused but intrigued when, as the President of the Maldives, he hosted a cabinet meeting – under water in the Indian Ocean. His ministers were dressed in scuba gear and Nasheed laughed through his …

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Jon Shenk: “President Nasheed is a true David to the climate change Goliath”

Filmmaker Jon Shenk’s body of work reflects the personality of a man who is really engaging with the world around him, fighting for human rights issues and an end to all suffering. His latest doc, The Island President, adds climate change to that list. DocGeeks talks to the director about his Sundance award winning film …

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