Sunday, August 26, 2012

PAST: FILM: Screening of "The Island President" - the Story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives - followed by Discussion and Q&A at Meridian International Center on 16th St, near Meridian Hill Park, on WED, April 3rd at 6:30pm, Free, Please RSVP

Global Perspectives Film Series Screening at Meridian International Center on 16th St
Wednesday, April 3rd
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Join Meridian International Center, ITVS, and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy for theGlobal Perspectives Film Series featuring "The Island President." Featured speaker will be His Excellency Winston Thompson, Ambassador of Fiji. Former Fijian Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests. Participating remotely, Jon Shenk, Director/Cinematographer. Discussion will be moderated by Lawrence MacDonald, Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development at Meridian International Center

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.

1630 Crescent Place, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or U St and walk - though it's not super close to either metro and it's an uphill walk from U St - you can catch any of the buses that run along 16th St - S2, S4 and S1 -  and get off right at Crescent Place. If you catch the S9 get off at Euclid and walk back down hill. 

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