“The Island President” DVD released with Dhivehi subtitles

Former President Mohamed Nasheed launched “The Island President” DVD with Dhivehi subtitles at an event organised by Raajje TV at Nasandhuraa Palace on Monday night.

The grant-funded documentary by Oscar- and Emmy- winning American company Actual Films depicted President Nasheed’s first year in office culminating with his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in 2009.

The DVD with Dhivehi subtitles is to be sold for MVR 150.

In September 2011, “The Island President” was awarded the Cadillac People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the world’s five most prestigious films festivals. It also won the “Pare Lorentz Award” from the International Documentary Association.

In an interview with Minivan News in November 2011, the film’s producer, Richard Berge, explained how the producers approached President Nasheed with the idea in early 2009.