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  • TV Picks: Diplomacy, murder, love, art and war

    TV Picks: Diplomacy, murder, love, art and war
    "The Island President" (PBS, Monday, 10 p.m.). Comprising 2,000 pancake-flat islands in the Indian Ocean, with a mean elevation of about five feet above sea level, the Maldives will be the first nation to go, literally, when the oceans rise. Jon Shenk's documentary follows then-president Mohamed Nasheed on a mission to save his country, his people and maybe the world. A frequently jailed activist who once spent 18 months in solitary confinement in a corrugated iron shed, Nasheed hits the road to make his quixotic case for environmental responsibility. "We in the Maldives desperately want to believe that one day our words will have an effect," he declares to the United Nations, "and so we continue to shout them even though we know you're not really listening." Handsomely shot and smartly edited, it works as a sort of dry, dark comedy of international diplomacy as seen from a low vantage point, as a soundtrack of Radiohead songs (the instrumental bits mostly) reminds you that this stuff is serious.
  • War correspondents tell their stories in 'Under Fire'

    When Tim Hetherington, co-director of the Oscar-nominated Afghanistan war film “Restrepo,” and veteran combat photographer Chris Hondros of Getty Images, were killed in April in an explosion in the Libyan city of Misurata, news of their deaths...

    Sebastian Junger is giving up frontline reporting

    Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War, has decided to leave war reporting behind after the death of his friend, photojournalist Tim Hetherington.

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    2011 Oscars: Fact meets fiction in this year's biopics, documentaries

    An unusual number of this year's Oscar contenders for best picture are based on true events: “The Social Network,” “The Fighter,” “The King's Speech” and “127 Hours.” But there's a parallel trend in...