The Island President
|April 27||4:00PM||Cinemark 4|
|May 02||4:15PM||Cinemark 6|
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Afterimage Public Media
Stars of the Lid
Documentary filmmaker and cinematographer who collaborated in the Oscar award winning documentary Smile Pinki (2008). He also received an Emmy for his work in the documentary film Blame Somebody Else, and a price at the Independent Spirit Awards for Lost Boys of Sudan. Shenk has worked for PBS, BBC, A&E, Bravo, CBS, NBC and National Geographic.
Directed by Jon Shenk, this documentary follows the president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed and his struggle to save his country, which is disappearing due to the rapid rise of the sea level. Nasheed knows that he must take on a fight against global warming.
To achieve this goal, the president embarks on the project of convincing the leaders of the world's superpowers of reducing their C02 emissions. His quest takes place during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Copenhagen in 2009. Nasheed concentrated specially on the leaders of those countries that refuse to abide by the Kyoto Protocol. After his participation on this event, Nasheed turned into a main speaker in the flight for the environmental protection.
Radiohead contributed with 14 songs of its catalogue to help tell this story, which stresses the threat faced by the Madlvies Islands.