In partnership with ITVS and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, WTTW invites you to attend a free screening and discussion about the new Independent Lens documentary The Island President!
The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced – the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After challenging an entrenched dictator to bring democracy to the Maldives, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as the most low-lying country in the world, a minor rise in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives.
This is a free event.
The Island President will air at 10:00 pm on WTTW11 on April 22.