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Mohamed Nasheed and Jon Shenk on “The Island President”

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On February 7, 2012, Mohamed Nasheed, the democratically elected president of the Maldives, was forced to resign in a coup d'etat orchestrated by the military and forces loyal to the country’s former dictator. President Nasheed and Jon Shenk, director of the documentary “The Island President,” discuss confronting the survival of the country. “The Island President” is playing March 28–April 10 at Film Forum.

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Mohamed Nasheed and Jon Shenk
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Comments [17]

Hussain from Male' , Maldives

Nasheed Lied.. there was no shooting after Evan Naseems Death..Yes Evan Naseem was Killed by defense force but Nasheed mention about Killing 7 people in a Shoot its a big FAT lie by Mohamed Nasheed..Why this Nasheed Keep on telling lies on inter-nation medias..What do you get international Support..According to our low current president is ok..

Mar. 30 2012 10:53 AM
rox

"forced to resign in a coup d'etat orchestrated by the military". wow!! i thought this show broadcasts facts. But what you said cannot be further from the truth. First of all, Mr Nasheed resigned on his own because he could not govern and the coalition he came to power with left him. He never had much support without the coalition on his side. so please report the facts.Oh by the way, American envoy that came to Maldives knows how unpredictable drunkard he is.

Mar. 29 2012 06:30 AM
SHAHEEDHA AHMED from asia

Jenn Maldives is not cover in water am maldivian i live in maldives can u come and see this beautiful country

Mar. 29 2012 04:40 AM
nasheedh from Maldives

Can u ask Nasheed of the crimes that he have done in his presidency, and how he has been using alcohol in other nations publicly and the vine bottles that were found from the palace when it was searched by the police when he was dethroned,he was a president of a MUSLIM country, and a Muslim. He and his family is a disgrace to our country, from past events his family members have tried to take over Maldives by Force, Thanks to God that we are safe from him.

Mar. 29 2012 04:35 AM
nasheedh from Maldives

Can u ask Nasheed of the crimes that he have done in his presidency, and how he has been using alcohol in other nations publicly and the vine bottles that were found from the palace when it was searched by the police when he was dethroned,he was a president of a MUSLIM country, and a Muslim. He and his family is a disgrace to our country, from past events his family members have tried to take over Maldives by Force, Thanks to God that we are safe from him.

Mar. 29 2012 04:30 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I'm sorry to have been AFK during the live broadcast, because I saw Pres. Nasheed a couple of years ago at a Jobs, Justice, & Climate event not long before the Copenhagen climate talks. I was favorably impressed with what he had to say about democracy in the Maldives & about the threat posed to the country by sea level rise, & later was disappointed with the lack of action that came out of the Copenhagen talks. I hope the film will help bring more attention to both aspects of the situation & lead to more substantive action.

Mar. 29 2012 12:55 AM
Person from maldives from Laamu Atoll , Maldives

The police brutatlity and corruption inthe current state shows that all this is a coup :D

Mar. 28 2012 01:45 PM
mohamed niushad from laamu atoll

keep it up our global president...we are proud of u...hard workers never fail and 2013 we will make the change again...

Mar. 28 2012 01:23 PM
Web Citation Advice

SJ: Wikipedia is not the best source for accurate facts and documentation - remember, it's written by people like you and me and anyone can change it and say anything, including people with deliberate agendas and biases (and that quotation makes a very broad and vague claim - what list and from what organization? what restrictions exactly?). Always vet what you read on there by tracking down a primary source or two. You're likely entirely right about the citizenship issue, but a more legitimate source would be sounder to cite.

Mar. 28 2012 01:19 PM
waheed from maldives

as a maldivian i would like say that here in maldives there is no rights for homosexuals and gay..we belongs to islam..in our religion its prohibtted..and we cant allow those things to our country..we all are muslims..and if u think that in 2004 Tsunami it was reported the Maldives was entirely covered in water? its not true...and we love our president nasheed he is real hero...he is a muslim and he practis a islam...

Mar. 28 2012 01:17 PM
Chip from NY

Can you please ask President Nasheed, why it is so hard for international organisations and governments to recognise that there was a coup in the Maldives, considering the evidence that has been leaked into the public? For example, the recording of Maldivian business men talking about taking over President Nasheeds government with the military and the fact that Mr Waheed's son was appointed a high post at the Embassy of Maldives to the US and UN in New York as soon as he got into power.

Mar. 28 2012 01:15 PM
Carol from nyc

The island will be taken over by water... people will loose their homes, land and culture. And the only comments posted are judgments? Corruption, violence and poverty happen in all nations by the way...

Mar. 28 2012 01:08 PM

Hi!

Thinks are actually not so bad. There are signs that there will be a global cooling soon. Pretty good news fo the Maldives:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304537904577277442504539400.html

Mar. 28 2012 01:04 PM
Steve from Long Island, NY

The Maldives are a perfect illustration of how ALL micro-nations are failures. Corruption, violence, poverty. All the Carribean nations, the Pacific nations; on and on.

Mar. 28 2012 12:57 PM
Asanka from Jersey City

Can you ask your guest about gay rights and homosexuals in the Maldives?

Mar. 28 2012 12:44 PM
sj from nyc

Please ask Mr. Nasheed about the Maldives constitution that only allows people from a certain group to be citizens and only a subset of that group to hold elective office. From Wikipedia: "The Maldives ranks high on the list of governments that restrict religious freedom."

Mar. 28 2012 12:44 PM
Jenn from UWs

In the 2004 Tsunami it was reported the Maldives was entirely covered in water. Is that true?

Mar. 28 2012 12:35 PM

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