Press Releases


March 7, 2013

Milwaukee Public Television's Community Cinema will offer a preview and discussion of THE ISLAND PRESIDENT on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The preview event, which takes place at Discovery World, is free and open to the public.

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man who confronted a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced--the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed faced an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1,200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable. THE ISLAND PRESIDENT captures Nasheed's first year of office, and how he became one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

Following the screening, a panel of experts will be available for questions and discussion, including Dr. Anastasios Tsonis and Dr. Kyle Swanson from UW-Milwaukee's Atmospheric Sciences Program.

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT will be broadcast on April 22 at 10:00 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

MPTV Community Cinema previews local and national films monthly, September through May. With the exception of a "special preview," all previews are held at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For more details, call (414) 297-7520.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
P: (414) 297-7518