Independent Lens: Island President-Sun.,April 28 at 10p on WOSU TV

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced, the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.  After bringing democracy to the Maldives he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn’t disappear under rising sea levels. That means capturing the attention of global superpowers, forging alliances, persuading the skeptical, and learning the ropes of international political horse-trading. Despite the size of his country and his political challenges at home, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

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