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    "The Island President" Mohamed Nasheed's Personal Fight with Climate Change. A fresh perspective on climate change and the effects on the Maldives.

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    JON SHENK, the director of the new documentary “The Island President,” said he made the movie to give a human face to climate change, in the form of a Maldivian leader who has passionately argued that rising sea levels could wipe out his country unless the world takes action now.

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