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Monday, November 7 2011

DOC NYC 2011: The Island President

The film emphasizes Mohamed Nasheed's recent stardom on the world stage, with the background note that he and others fought for 20 years to secure democracy in the Maldives.


Wednesday, March 17 2004

Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)

Revealing the stark choices faced by so many refugees who receive the casual beneficence of the West, the documentary also shows reactions of Americans to the unknown in human form.


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Tuesday, March 27 2012

Topical Doc 'The Island President' Opens at Film Forum on 28 March

The film is beautifully shot and tells a compelling story. It also provides an inspiring instruction as to Nasheed's means and his end.


Monday, September 12 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'The Island President'

This is one of those documentaries designed to make you march out of the theatre and do something to change the world.


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