The Island President (2011)

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  • Director

    Jon Shenk

  • Countries

    Germany USA

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  • Category

    Non Fiction


Documentary following the first year in office of former political prisoner Mohamed Nasheed, now the first democratically elected president of the Maldives. Includes interviews with:

Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed (President of the Republic of Maldives) Ahmed Naseem (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) Mohamed Aslam (Minister of Housing and Environment) Aminath Shauna (Deputy Undersecretary, President’s Office) Mohamed Zuhair (Press Secretary, President’s Office) Laila Ali (Wife of President Mohamed Nasheed) Ahmed Moosa (President’s Envoy for Science and Technology) Paul Roberts (Advisor on International Media & Communications, President’s Office) Dr. Mohamed Waheed (Vice President of the Republic of Maldives) Mark Lynas (President’s Advisor on Climate Change) Mohamed Ziyad (Executive Services Secretary, President’s Office) Dr. Ahmed Shaheed (Minister of Foreign Affairs) Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed (Ambassador to the United Nations)

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