‘The Island President’ screening to include Web discussion with documentary director

Chapman University’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences will screen The Island President, a documentary that chronicles Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed’s efforts to confront climate change and rising sea levels that threaten his island country, on Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in Beckman Hall, room 401.

the screening will be followed by a Web discussion with a panel whose members will include the film’s director, Jon Shenk, and Thilmeeza Hussain, former United Nations deputy permanent representative to the Maldives.

“This movie really brings home to our students the human faces and story behind the science we teach them about global warming and climate change,” said Catherine Clark, Ph.D., associate dean, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences in Schmid College.

The screening is free, but seating reservations are recommended and may be arranged by emailing to islandpres@chapman.edu.

The event is in conjunction with a national day of action sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and C2C Fellows Network in leading a national conversation on democracy and climate change.

Dawn Bonker

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