Muhammed Nasheed was the first leader to hold a cabinet meeting underwater – he was making a point about climate change and sea level rise in his vulnerable atoll nation, the Maldives. When this film was made, his story was already immensely urgent. But since President Nasheed was thrown out of power at gun point last month, it’s become all the more important.
The Island Present is released in the UK on March 30th. Read more at The Ecologist