Cinema Asian America: ‘The Island President’

by | April 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM | Cinema Asian America, XFINITY ASIA, Xfinity On Demand

"The Island President."

This month, Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents John Shenk’s acclaimed documentary, “The Island President.”

“The Island President” is 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.