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
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Film Screening
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.
Event posted Nov. 7, 2012
Last updated Nov. 20, 2012