Scott Marks noon, Jan. 11
The Island President
The Maldives — a nation of islands south of Sri Lanka that survived a long dictatorship and a terrible tsunami — is now sinking below the ocean rise caused by global warming. Doubt it? See the film. The film’s young, brave, short, handsome, and very bright President Mohamed Nasheed is the hero of Jon Shenk’s well-made documentary, and Nasheed’s effort to alert the world has a Quixotic eloquence. The scroll at the end is devastating. 2012.