Meet the President of the Maldives, President Mohamed Nasheed, or “The Island President”, in a new documentary directed by Jon Shenk, which was recently acquired by Samuel Goldwyn. The Maldives, or Republic of Maldives, is an island nation made up of 1,192 islands and 26 atolls. It is approximately 430 miles off the coast of India and Sri Lanka, and faces a severe risk of being submerged by rising ocean waters as a result of climate change. The jovial President Mohamed Nasheed goes as far as donning his scuba geer and hosting an international board meeting underwater in order to get the point across that the entire island nation faces extinction by the end of the century if nothing is done to reduce emissions and CO2 as soon as possible.
Article and videography by Sharon Abella