Preview: The Island President (2012)


The President of the Maldives, after struggling to take control of his country, begins a global mission to spread information about and help thwart the spread of global warming.

  • Poster: C+


The image works better in the film as you see the film cameras trying to capture a man in his home environment highlighting the rising sea levels, but as a poster, the imagery loses its impact.

  • Trailer: B


The important message of the film is hammered home effectively in the trailer, but builds the necessary amount of curiosity in the audience that could bring in a larger body of viewers than usual for the documentary genre.

Oscar Prospects:

If it ends up eligible based on the twisty rules of the Documentary branch, this could be a fairly common sense, consensus choice for Best Documentary Feature this year. It has both social and political messages, which is like catnip to a lot of Oscar voters.

Release Date:

  • March 30, 2012