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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. Advanced Screening of The Island President in D.C.

    April 4, 2012

    U.S. Climate Action Network,, and ecoAmerica invite you and a guest to advance screenings of the The Island President on April 15th and 16th in Washington, DC. The documentary will premiere on PBS next season on Independent Lens.  These two advanced screenings of The Island President are part of the Washington, DC International Film

  3. 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,

  4. Ousted Maldives President Speaks Out on NPR

    February 21, 2012

    Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed appeared on Morning Edition this week. Nasheed was forced to resign earlier this month in what he referred to as a coup, a claim his successor denies. He is featured in the documentary The Island President, which will air next season on Independent Lens.Listen to NPR's Morning Edition interview after the jump:     

  5. 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