The Island President (The Island President)
DFI Green Screen Presented by COP 18/CMP8
Thu, Nov 29, 08:30 PM, GS - KEFree screening Limited capacity
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Jon Shenk’s ‘The Island President’ is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any ever faced by a world leader – the survival of his country and everyone living in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after 30 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 1,200 islands of the Maldives so that they would become uninhabitable.
About the Director
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Jon Shenk was the DP for the Academy Award-winning SMILE PINKI (2009). He won an Emmy for BLAME SOMEBODY ELSE (2007, PBS/Exposé). Shenk directed and photographed LOST BOYS OF SUDAN, Independent Spirit Award winner in 2004. He co-directed and photographed DEMOCRACY AFGHAN SYLE (2004). In 2005, he directed and photographed THE NEW HEROES. Early in his career, he directed and photographed THE BEGINNING (1999), a chronicle of George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode I. Shenk has produced and photographed dozens of documentaries for PBS, the BBC, A&E, Bravo, CBS, NBC, and National Geographic Television. He has been nominated twice for Emmys for his cinematography. He earned his Master’s degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University in 1995 and his Bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1991.
- Jon Shenk
- Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen
- Executive Producer
- Jon Else
- Radiohead, Stars of the Lid
- Jon Shenk
- Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed, Ahmed Naseem , Mohamed Aslam, Aminath Shauna, Mohamed Zuhair, Laila Ali