Pres. Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed
Jon Shenk's The Island President is 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 bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.
The Island President captures Nasheed's first year of office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political horse-trading that goes on at such a top-level global assembly. Despite the modest size of his country, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change. Join Community Cinema and KPCC's Crawford Family Forum for this moving documentary.
Moderator: Molly Peterson, KPCC Environment reporter
Guest: Daniel Jacobsen, Environment California legislative director; 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit attendee
6:30pm - Doors Open
7:00pm - Program
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.