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 …
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 stunt, …
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 …
"Shenk employs the sounds of Radiohead to wistful effect as his camera sweeps high over a paradise that genuinely looks like it’s on its last legs"
"Ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed comes across in this documentary as a kind of climate-change Prospero"
"A fascinating insight into the disparity between rich and poor, and powerful nations and their less muscle-flexing neighbours."
"Nasheed may be a small fish in a big geopolitical pond, but his enterprise and optimism are a welcome complement to eco doc doom and gloom."
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