/ Modified apr 18, 2013 4:32 p.m.

Independent Lens: The Island President

The president of Maldives is trying to keep 385,000 people from drowning as the low-lying islands sink into the Indian Ocean. Monday at 10:30 p.m. on PBS 6.

island_president_crowd_spot President Mohamed Nasheed greets residents of an island in the northern Maldives. (PHOTO: PBS)
The documentary lifts the issue of global warming out of the theoretical and into the personal. President Mohamed Nasheed is trying to prevent 385,000 people from drowning. His nation of 1,200 low-lying islands, the Maldives, is sinking into the Indian Ocean as sea levels rise due to global warming.

Independent Lens: The Island President, Monday at 10:30 p.m. on PBS 6.

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