WEDU Presents Free Community Cinema Preview Screening: The Island President

TAMPA, FL (April 3, 2013) — Community Cinema Takes Climate Change Out of the Headlines and Makes It Personal With Screenings of The Island President

Community Cinema, a national documentary screening series sponsored locally by WEDU, West Coast Florida’s primary PBS station ( and Independent Television Service (ITVS) presents a screening of The Island President at New College of Florida on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30 pm. The screening event is free and open to the public.

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives, he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn’t disappear under rising sea-levels. That means capturing the attention of global superpowers, forging alliances, persuading the skeptical, and learning the ropes of international political horse-trading. Despite the size of his country and his political challenges at home, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

WHAT: FREE screening of The Island President

WHO: Presented by ITVS, Community Cinema, WEDU, and New College of Florida.

WHEN: April 30th at 6:30pm, followed by discussion.

WHERE: The Mildred Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida. 5313 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243

RSVP: (Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are requested.)

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