Bristol Indymedia Presents: The Island President

by imcvol
on Saturday 29 Sep 2012

type: Feature
topic: The Environment
region: Bristol
event time: Monday 01 Oct 2012 19:00
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Cube Microplex, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD

(Mon 1 Oct / 8pm / £4/3 but no one refused entry for lack of funds)

The Island President tells 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.