Posted in Contests | movies | music on March 21, 2012


BrooklynVegan is proud to present a free screening of award-winning film "The Island President." What is "The Island President" about? Ask Radiohead's Thom Yorke!...

Says Thom Yorke: "'The Island President' is a film about the Maldives, and the struggle of President Nasheed to get the voice of a small nation heard in the climate change debate. Unless something is done to stop rising sea levels they will lose everything. The country will be under water. Some of our music was used to help tell the story."
Radiohead contributed 14 songs to the film, about which you could also say:
"The Island President" is the story of the Maldives' bad-ass president, Mohamed Nasheed, and his fight against global warming. His tiny island nation is on the brink of demise -- rising sea levels will certainly swallow up the entire country, and along with it, every last person and vestige of their civilization -- in the foreseeable future. (Keep in mind Manhattan is also a low-lying area surrounded by water. This issue is not exclusive to the Maldives; they are only the first casualty.)
Unfortunately, last month, on February 7, 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 former dictator. He continues to fight the good fight for the democracy and survival of his people though. Learn more by watching the film.

The movie opens in theaters on Wednesday, March 28, but you're invited to a special BrooklynVegan advance screening at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 25th. Like our previous free screenings of "Boy", "Senna" and "Exit Through the Gift Shop", this one is first come, first served, and seated.

Unlike at our previous screenings, at this one we're giving away two pair of Radiohead tickets! Details on how to win, and the movie trailer, below...

The Island President (3/28) - OFFICIAL TRAILER


We have two pairs of tickets to see Radiohead at the Prudential Center on May 31 or June 1 (YOUR CHOICE). One pair will be awarded via Twitter. One pair will be awarded in person at the Island President screening. (2 winners total).


Tweet something with hashtag #Radioheadtix that also includes @BrooklynVegan AND @TheIslandPres. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. Good luck! 


First of all, you'll need to be at the Island President screening in Brooklyn to enter this one because we'll pick the winner in person and award them on the spot. To enter, with hashtag #Radioheadtix that also includes @BrooklynVegan AND @TheIslandPres. , OR "Like" BrooklynVegan on Facebook - and "Join" The Island President Screening Event Page. Again, you need to be there at Knitting Factory in person AND follow these instructions to win this pair. See you there!



Comments (61)

You had me at "Radiohead"

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 7:35 PM

Vonnegut did it better in "Cat's Cradle"

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 7:37 PM

Will there be hummus available at the concession stand?
Cuz then I will DEFINETELY attend.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 9:02 PM

Oh, those hummus jokes! They just never end!
Tell me, are you that fucking boring in person or just as a troll?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 9:17 PM

I wasn't joking, and I have no idea what a "troll" is.

I enjoy the mighty tan paste with my films. Do you have a problem with that? Geez.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 9:32 PM

This endeavor will surely change the world. Just like Kony 2012. Bravo Radiohead. You saved the earth!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 10:56 PM

Anyone coming on BV calling a hummus post the work of a troll (a) has no idea what a troll is or does (b) is new around here (life that is) and (c) is looking for a fight.
(a) hummus boy is no troll
(b) try not speaking for a change
(c) go pick a fight somewhere else, asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 11:00 PM

11:00 uses Summer's Eve.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 11:02 PM

You hipsters eat the shittiest garbage food. Hummus? Gross.

Fuckin eat some real food.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 11:05 PM

obviously the isle of manhattan is in no danger now that tebow is on his way

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 12:02 AM

I don't feel it's fair to call hummus "the shittiest garbage food".
In the following stanzas I will try to express a few reasons to re-access your rather innacurate viewpoint.
1. It's loaded with energy giving phyto-nutrients, which as you may know, are excellent for giving stamina for rock & roll dancemoves such as the hip thrust.
2. It's a versatile substance. Once when I was building some shelves, I ran out of elmers glue and utilized a little sabra as replacement.
3. It's an ancient food that was often times enjoyed by our primitive ancestors. Many archeaologists are currently believing that huge stone monoliths resembling a chickpea were once created in the horn of Africa where dance rituals of praise were conducted.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 1:15 AM

Have not seen the movie yet. Download it right now.

Posted by alex | March 22, 2012 2:31 AM

Anyone who has not seen Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth" might want to check it out. BTW I Love comment above about Tebow saving Manhattan!

Posted by Joshua Sanders | March 22, 2012 7:37 AM

Guys, we've got LINSANITY and now we have TEBOW! There is no reason to fight ever again!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 9:11 AM

Everyone even tho LINSANITY hit Philly yesterday and won I still believe that

Philly>LINSANITY and Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 9:17 AM

Is this the same island where Jack has to fight off a smoke monster, and deal with Ben's bull shit two-face attitude? That island had a pretty wack ending.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 9:48 AM

I'm getting sick and tired of this pseudo-science global warming scam. But everybody's gotta have a cause, right?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 10:01 AM

The follow up will be "The Nigerian President" about Barack the magic negro.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 10:18 AM

anyone who actually believes al gore and his inconvenient distortion of data deserves to be ass raped by the entire defensive team of the new orleans saints (before the fines and penalties)

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 10:21 AM

I heard if you spread hummus in the ozone it will close the hole over Antarctica

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 10:39 AM

I bet none of you have heard of the Maldives. I've been there and its such a beautiful area.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 10:57 AM

Who had "10:01" in the pool about when the first douchebag Neo-con would comment in the thread?

Please bring your raffle ticket to the courtesy desk.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 11:05 AM

1:15 is from Tulsa, OK and spent 20 minutes searching those facts and writing them down rapidly on his mac computer at the local starbucks.

Go punch yourself in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 11:28 AM

1:15 is probably from New Jersey and goes to Community College. Gets D's in everything but his creative writing class... Will probably end up selling insurance.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 11:31 AM

11:05 does not know what "Neo-con" means. Prove me wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 11:48 AM

break time is over. where is my latte, freak?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 11:49 AM

10:57 - Maldives and Sausagedives and little lambsie divees

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 12:01 PM

Well played, 12:01. I wouldn't vote you off the island.

And as usual, I see no hummus "jokes" here. Only facts and opinions, my friends.


Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 1:49 PM

To say that evidence of global warming is inconclusive is one thing, but to outright call it a scam just makes you sound dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 1:50 PM

To call ecidence of global warming inconclusive is actually stupider than calling it a scam. At least the brainwashed fool believes something and can probably rattle off a series of nonsensical arguments he's memorized to "prove" his points. "Inconclusive" is just preposterous.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:17 PM

3: 17 - I'm not saying that the evidence actually is inconclusive. I'm saying that he can get away with saying it, by stating that there are a small group of scientists who refuted the evidence presented, which actually makes "inconclusive" a valid argument. The dubiousness of those "scientists" who refuted the evidence is completely another story...

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:15 PM

The climate is changing, storms are getting nastier, the avg mean temp of the planet has been steadily climbing and the ice caps are melting. Anyone who still refutes these facts is a fucking idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 8:36 PM

^ What a blowhard. Just shut up, you are embarrassing yourself.

Asshole, I guarantee you that my scientific credentials eclipse yours by any objective measure, and as an environmental chemist it is physically painful to read your idiot ramblings. I spent 10 years analyzing the data about exactly this, and I can assure all of you that (a) based on the data. you cannot conclusively make these sweeping, irresponsible statements, (b) it is a far greater number than "a few scientists" that have examined the actual data and concluded that the phenomena tagged "global warming" is a fallacy as it is propagated by those with a political and monetary reason to do so, and (c) the vast majority of the world population lack the training and frankly the intelligence to objectively analyze the data for themselves.

So, go post about LCD Soundsystem or something that matches your experience and intelligence, but stop wasting my fucking time with the innane droning of a sleepwalking robot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 8:56 PM

Why do you guys argue with such mean words?
Y'all need to chill out and dip some pita triangles and let the power of the chickpea calm your frazzled nerves.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 5:15 AM

People being mean to each other on Brooklyn Vegan? No I don't believe it. Next thing 5:15 is gonna comment is calling people here smug. Ugh don't bring your negativity here!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:23 AM

I love the irony of the statement that global warming is "a fallacy as it is propagated by those with a political and monetary reason to do so". Wouldn't people who REFUTE global warming ALSO (perhaps, even moreso) have a political aand monetary reason for their stance on this issue as well?
Whether or not evidence is there regarding global warming, it is not difficult to fathom that man-made pollution can affect our environment, our weather patterns, and our air quality. It is stupid to say otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 2:40 PM

^ hipster logic. never disappoints.


Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 3:06 PM

2:40 (completely unknowingly, I'm sure) perfectly appropriated Pelosi's "appeal" for Obamacare - to paraphrase, "you have to accept it before you can find evidence to support it". Yeah, no. Browbeating, even cloaked in a deceptive voice, has always been the currency of bullies. Take your bullying elsewhere, 2:40.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 3:13 PM

One time last year I went grocery shopping and left my grocery bag on my kitchen table and my goods didn't get refridgerated for a couple hours. It was a complete disaster.
Can somebody say "hummus warming"?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 5:29 PM

Hummus warning. I said it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:31 PM

Warming, too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:32 PM

3:06, it's not just "hipster logic". It's "normal, rational people" logic.
I don't need a team of scientists to do years of testing to tell me that man-made pollution is going to affect the environment. But as it turns out, 97% of published scientists agree that global warming is real and that it is impacted by man. I'd tend to believe them. Because it makes sense.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:39 PM

BTW, politics has gotten ridiculous now. It's become a team sport. No one thinks for themselves anymore (mostly conservatives do this, but I've seen it on the liberal side too); they follow the logic of the team they're on. This is why I'm independent.
If you're conservative, you have to love Jesus, love guns, not want "government controlling your life" unless you're gay or a woman, and there's no such thing as global warming or evolution despite an abundance of evidence proving them wrong.
And if you're liberal, you cannot say anything bad ever about anyone's religion or race except if the person is a white Christian or Mormon, and you have to believe that government should give money to the poor without questioning why they are buying iphones with their welfare checks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:28 PM

^ totally deluded liberal, so typically believing that if he/she/it thinks or believes something than it is obviously "rational" and "normal".

Just. Stop. Talking. Your bullshit was called out by a scientist, and you responded with talking points. Page one from the Soros liberal playbook. Only problem is that the public is now wise to these bullying tactics, and votes with it's feet for alternative sources fore information.

Just stop your nonsense bullying. Now.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:44 PM

The blatant lies, dirty tricks and bullying of the modern liberal democrat party has made me embarrassed to be an American, embarrassed that my country is being identified with such closed minded, bullying, lying, deceptive, evil people. Liberals are evil, horrible people that are not happy unless there is war between brothers and sisters - war based on race, on perceived "class", on age, on anything that can be used to divide and control. It is absolutely evil, and I am continually more and more disgusted by the venom that ones such as you parrot back and spew, 7:39/8:28

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:51 PM


I hear ya dude. Lefties seem to be really fond of taking some concept that they disagree with (or don't understand) and carry it to some unreasonable extreme in order to "prove" it wrong. Of course, you point this out to them and either you are called irrational or you are just barraged with personal attacks. Liberals are the most willingly self deceived people on Earth.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 9:03 PM

I don't get down with the democratic party, nor the republican party... But I always get down with a hummus party.
Vote Triangle in 2012!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 9:56 PM

The absorption spectrum of CO2 overlaps with some of the most energetic bands of infrared radiation in reflected sunlight. Methane absorbs even more heat, and its cycling period is an order of magnitude greater. Oceans are acidifying. A mass extinction is underway. But don't worry, everything is fine, we can drill our way to endless prosperity, without need for environmental regulation.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:57 PM

8:51, the same exact things could be said about the modern conservative Republican party. Every single thing you said to describe the DEMS could also be said about the GOP. Word for word. I'm saying this, and I'm not a Democrat or a liberal. I am proud to be independent, and I refuse to be lumped in with either side.
I get my news from sources on both sides, domestically and globally, and make my own mind up about what I choose to believe.
You unfortunately sound misguided. And brainwashed.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 11:54 PM

BTW, I heard that a team of scientists just found evidence that the world is flat.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 12:03 AM

^ thank you, you just negated all you wrote prior with your partisan sniping insult. Thank you for proving my point, in broad strokes. You sound like a really deceptive person, one that I wouldn't trust a word from.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 10:30 AM

I probably wouldn't trust you either, 10:30. Not because you're not earnest, but because it sounds like you're a bot programmed by FOX News.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 11:23 AM

^ it's not the least bit surprising you would feel that way. when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:02 PM

Lulz, two assholes meet.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:16 PM

1:16 FTW. And I'm one of the assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:17 PM

I'll even ignore the fact that he said "Lulz". That was a pretty funny summary.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 1:18 PM

1:16, 1:17, 1:18 ... If you are going to pretend to be 3 different people, at least wait a couple minutes before posting to a 2-day-old thread that didn't refresh on the splash page for 10 minutes.

Are all of you novice trolls this dumb? Or just this clown?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2012 9:53 PM

This entire scene on this scene spiraled out of control!
If you guys want real change, vote for Mamoun... The leader of the hummus party.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 5:18 AM

Let D smoke!

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 8:09 AM

I think I'd rather be a novice troll. If I get good at it, that would imply that I spend way too much time doing this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 9:53 PM

Gore’s transcript documents that during his sophomore year at Harvard he earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 (Man’s Place in Nature). Also, as a senior at Harvard, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 8:50 PM

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