A 2011 documentary titled The Island President, directed by Jon Shenk, will be shown on April 2 in the DiMenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room. Mohammed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, brought his country out of nearly three decades of tyranny. After this noteworthy event happened, he was forced to speak up for the country's inhabitants, as the level of the seas were predicted to rise up to 36 inches. The population of the Maldives would be forced to move out of the islands without the political voice of Mohammed Nasheed.
Discussant: Professor James Biardi