The Island President – How global warming is impacting a nation

The Island PresidentSailors for the Sea is excited to partner with newportFILM for a screening of the documentary The Island President. newportFILM is a non-profit dedicated to nurture discovery, creative achievement and community dialogue through the art of film.

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. The Maldives is one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands, making them uninhabitable. A film about one man’s mission to save his nation and perhaps the planet. This is a “sneak-peek” screening before it comes out in theaters and then it will be a limited release. The film won the Audience Award for a Documentary at this past Toronto Film Festival.

The evening starts at 6pm with a wine reception and food provided by salvation café (optional) The film screening starts at 7pm followed by a special Q&A session, moderated by Virgina Lee climate change expert and senior coastal manager at the Coastal Resources Center at URI.

We are excited to share this important topic on the big screen and invite you to come out and learn how global warming is currently impacting peoples lives. As a coastal community we feel that this film will resonate with Newporters.

Watch the trailer below and we recommend purchasing tickets in advance from newportFILM’s website. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  1. Sailors for the Sea program specialist Annie Brett will also participate in the Q & A seesion. Before coming to Sailors for the Sea Annie was the Captain of the 36 meter S/V Infinity, sailing over 30,000 miles throughout the Pacific. During this time she co-founded and ran the NGO Infinity Expeditions, exploring climate change impacts and perception in the remote islands of the Pacific.

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