The Island President

We’re very excited to announce our support of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) again this year.

In 2012, we’re teaming up with HRAFF to bring you a screening of The Island President, documenting the important work of former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, in the lead-up to the Copenhagen climate summit.

This powerful film follows Nasheed as he tries to persuade the world to commit to a carbon pollution target that guarantees the survival of his island nation. Paced by a stirring Radiohead score, it’s David meets Goliath in this incredible documentary about a small nation’s struggle against climate change.

Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne
When: 6:30pm, Sunday 27 May
More info and buy your ticket here

Watch the trailer here

We’re especially thrilled to follow this screening with a live videocast Q&A session with Mr Nasheed himself, alongside his climate advisors Mark Lynas and Shauna Aminath.

The Island President will also be touring the country. Dates, times and locations below:

Canberra: 7pm, Monday 28 May
Adelaide: 7pm, Friday 1 June
Byron Bay: 7pm, Tuesday 12 June
Perth: 7pm, Thursday 14 June