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ITVS Community Cinema Cafe presents "The Island President" (Washington DCJCC)

ITVS Community Cinema

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

ITVS Community Cinema Cafe presents "The Island...

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a film by Jon Shenk
Produced by Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge


Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, a tropical Shangri-La of breathtakingly beautiful turquoise reefs, beaches, and palm trees. But, despite its idyllic appearance, the country is threatened by an implacable and unrelenting adversary: the rising ocean. Considered the lowest lying country in the world, the Maldives would be rendered virtually uninhabitable by a sea level rise of a mere three meters. Unless dramatic changes are made by the larger countries of the world, the 1200 islands of the Maldives will disappear under the waves like a modern day Atlantis. Can one courageous leader stand up to the rest of the world and make a difference on climate change? 
Q&A with Filmmaker Jon Shenk via Skype after the screening.
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Watch Coming to Independent Lens: The Island President on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.


THE ISLAND PRESIDENT premieres on PBS in April. 

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When & Where

Washington DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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ITVS Community Cinema

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For a complete lineup and more information about the Community Cinema series visit:

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