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  1. 'The Island President' to Receive IDA Pare Lorentz Award

    November 20, 2012

    Originally posted on year, the esteemed Pare Lorentz Award will go to The Island President, directed by John Shenk. Each year, the International Documentary Association gives this award to a film that demonstrates concern for the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social

  2. The Island President Hits Theaters

    March 29, 2012

    The Island President may not be coming to Independent Lens until next season, but audiences don’t have to wait to see the story of former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed. In February, former President Mohamed Nasheed made headlines when he was forced to step down after the Maldivian police and army turned against him. Prior to the coup,

  3. Filmmakers of The Island President Respond to Turmoil in the Maldives

    February 8, 2012

    Director Jon Shenk and producers Bonni Cohen and Richard Berge offered a response to the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives and this week’s unexpected resignation of former President Mohamed Nasheed. Their documentary The Island President will air next season on Independent Lens.Yesterday morning we woke up to the shocking news that President

  4. The Island President Heads to TIFF

    September 8, 2011

    The ITVS-funded film by Jon Shenk will screen Saturday, September 10 at the Toronto International Film Festival at 6:30pm in the TIFF Bell Lightbox 2.The Island President follows the globetrotting journey of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, who, after bringing democracy to his country, takes up the fight