The Island President
Grant Amount: $10,000, on 2/23/2012
The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives. Bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater climate change challenge: a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable. In advance of the film’s theatrical release, we will set up strategic engagement screenings to raise awareness in the necessary political circles in Washington, environmental circles in San Francisco, and media circles in New York.