THE ISLAND PRESIDENT—A Documentary Film By Jon Shenk | REVIEWS
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"3 out of 4 stars... THE ISLAND PRESIDENT: Upbeat leader fights for sinking Maldives."
- John Hartl, THE SEATTLE TIMES

"Critic's Pick! 3 stars out of 4 ... Wonderfully vivid cinematic portraiture. A riveting, visually dazzling film."
- Ann Hornaday, THE WASHINGTON POST

"Nasheed is indeed inspirational, a cool-headed but passionate and courageous guy. You end up wishing a lot more leaders were like this."
- Tom Long, THE DETROIT NEWS

"4 out of 5 stars ... Grabbing hold of a sprawling documentary film topic like the crisis of global warming is difficult but director Jon Shenk accomplishes that and more in THE ISLAND PRESIDENT."
- Steve Ramos, UPCOMING-MOVIES.com

"3 out of 4 stars ... Engaging. Gorgeously photographed. Remarkable access."
- Colin Covert, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"Earth Day 2012 - THE ISLAND PRESIDENT tackles climate change through charismatic Mohamed Nasheed, who is often called the 'Mandela of the Maldives.'"
- Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

"Mohamed Nasheed talks about THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, keeping fragile democracy afloat."
- Ann Hornaday, THE WASHINGTON POST

"Powerful... Compelling and thought provoking. THE ISLAND PRESIDENT is heartening and unsettling by turns."
- Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Mohamed Nasheed's environmental crusade on behalf of his island nation continues as THE ISLAND PRESIDENT rolls out into theaters."
- Steve Pond, THE WRAP

"Mohamed Nasheed: TIME Meets the Ousted President of the Maldives."
- Ishaan Tharoor, TIME MAGAZINE

"A courageous and inspiring figure."
- Marshall Fine, THE HUFFINGTON POST

"Grade: A... An amazing look at how small islands could affect big change."
- Drew Taylor, INDIEWIRE's THE PLAYLIST

"Intimate Documentary on Maldives' President Nasheed Coincides With His Ouster."
- Stephen Farber, THE DAILY BEAST

"Jon Shenk's fascinating documentary feature THE ISLAND PRESIDENT personalizes the threat of global warming, and nationalizes it too."
- Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"THE ISLAND PRESIDENT: A rare breed."
- Walter Addiego, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"4 stars... A fascinating and valuable chronicle of personal and political passion."
- Elizabeth Weitzman, NY DAILY NEWS

"Democracy Then: Portrait of Ousted Mohamed Nasheed in THE ISLAND PRESIDENT."
- Melissa Anderson, THE VILLAGE VOICE

"Inspiring... Offers not only a Mandela-like tale of political heroism but a much needed perspective on climate change."
- John DeFore, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Revolution and Resignation: Director Jon Shenk Talks About 'THE ISLAND PRESIDENT'."
- Nigel M. Smith, INDIEWIRE

"Extraordinary access. Buoyant and spirited."
- A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Climate Prophet in Hot Water: THE ISLAND PRESIDENT and Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives."
- Vikas Bajaj, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"'The Island President': Mohamed Nasheed's Passion."
- Pam Grady, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“THE ISLAND PRESIDENT: How Maldives President Nasheed Fought for His Country’s Survival.”
- Tierney Smith, RTCC.org

"A story of true heroism, courage and nobility. Visually stunning."
- Eban Goodstein, GRIST

“Astonishing access, director Jon Shenk's ‘The Island President’ documents a brave battle against overwhelming odds.”
- Peter Debruge, VARIETY

“An inspiring portrait, in a sea of troubling environmental threats.”
- David D’Arcy, SCREEN DAILY

“Wonderful… Plays like a thriller. Endearing, involving and motivating.”
- Sasha Stone, AWARDS DAILY