31 Mar '12, 10pm

As The Maldives Slowly Erode Away: A Review Of "The Island President" Documentary

Throughout the movie, the audience is treated to the idyllic shots of the modern-day paradise that the Maldives resembles. Relying on the tourism that supports the country, it follows Nasheed as he travels from island to island to talk to the locals who show him the extent of the erosion that's already carrying away significant chunks of beach and shoreline. But the film doesn't just focus on climate change. It starts off with the history of social and governmental turmoil the country endured before Nasheed took the presidency. Long before he was fighting the rising seas, he was fighting for civil rights and the restoration of true democracy as an activist and journalist. His activities led to to several years of incarceration, torture, and even exile before returning and replacing the previous dictator's regime. Combining these two themes puts light on a budding subject r...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/maldives-slowly-erode-away-revi...

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