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The Island President

Carsey-Wolf Center will screen the story of a man battling to save his country from the sea.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Pollock Theater, UCSB, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Film Screening

Description:

The Island President tells 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 leading a twenty-year pro-democracy movement against the brutal regime of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, surviving repeated imprisonments and torture, Nasheed became president at 41, only to encounter a far more implacable adversary than a dictator—the ocean. Considered the lowest lying country in the world, a rise of a mere three meters in sea level would inundate the Maldives, rendering the country practically unlivable. Unless dramatic changes are made by the larger countries of the world, the Maldives, like a modern Atlantis, will disappear under the waves.

Though admission is free, seating is limited.

Phone: 805-893-5872

Event posted Nov. 7, 2012
Last updated Nov. 20, 2012

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