Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Progressive Film Series: March 14, 2013

The Island President


THURSDAY, MARCH 14
POPPA ROLLO'S PIZZA
WEST-BANK MEETING ROOM
703 N.VALLEY MILLS, WACO
6 PM: PIZZA & BUSINESS
6:30:  FILM & DISCUSSION
RUNTIME: 101 MINUTES


This film is appropriate for all ages.



A film about one man's mission to save his nation and perhaps the planet, The Island President is a riveting, uplifting story that is impossible to take your eyes off of.  President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced--the survival of his country and everyone in it.  Nasheed brought democracy to the Maldives, and then faced destruction of his islands by the rising oceans secondary to global warming.

This amazing film describes the damage occurring NOW from global climate change, while presenting a moving story of one man's struggle and the visual beauty of this island nation.

WINNER -- Sundance Film Festival
"...extraordinary access, spectacular footage." -- The New York Times
"...a Capra-esque tale of dogged idealism and political courage." -- Washington Post.
  
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