THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, 12A
(5pm to 7.15pm, MacRobert Centre, after the Annual gathering, £5.75/£5.25 concessions)
If you don’t have to rush away from Stirling after the conference, join Take One Action Film Festivals, Christian Aid and SCIAF just 5 minutes down the road for a film at the MacRobert cinema (Stirling University campus).
This exclusive, beautiful and politically charged preview screening of The Island President (“Astonishing access… Superb” Variety) tells the story of 2,000 Maldive islands being engulfed by rising sea levels and how former President Nasheed of the Maldives dramatically and single-handedly challenges the international community’s muddled response to reducing global carbon emissions. We move from playful underwater publicity stunts to an extraordinary behind-the-scenes climax at the 2009 UN climate conference. Check out the trailer here.
Take this opportunity to see it first and find out how you can plan your own screening in the lead up to the Rio Climate Summit in June, or beyond.