Green Screen: The Island President

island_president I saw "The Island President" at the last NYU Film Festival, with a Q&A led by Michael Moore. The film is now toward the top of my green movie list.

In the documentary, the president of the Maldives provides the argument that anything over 350 ppm (considered the safe limit of CO2 gases in the atmosphere) is a suicide note for his low-lying island country, which is threatened by sea level rise from climate change. After he gave his speech as the Copenhagen convention, the President of Ethiopia said he supported emissions reductions and that Ethiopia would stick with its friends from the Maldives. It was amazing to see all this on film, including clips of discussions with the Environmental Minister of India.

The film is playing select dates across the country in the coming weeks, including March 28 at NY's Film Forum and April 6 at LA's Landmark Nuart Theater. More dates on the film's website, where you can also view the trailer.