Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: FILM: Screening of "The Island President" with IPS and Community City at Busboys and Poets 14th & V this SAT, April 20th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Free

Screening of "The Island President"
Saturday, April 20th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
RSVP Requested

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Community Cinema [DC] present a film that lifts the issue of global warming out of the theoretical and into the personal. Panel discussion to follow.

About the Film "The Island President:" 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. Despite the modest size of his country, Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change. 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.

Busboys and Poets
14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus, Woodley/McPherson route, to 14th & U

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