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    Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:01:11

    Radiohead Contribute 14 Catalog Songs to "The Island President" Documentary - The band supports the film

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    Radiohead love The Island President doc so much that they have contributed 14 songs from their catalog to the documentary.

    The film is a study of the plight of the Republic of Maldives. It tells the story of the struggle the island's leader President Nasheed is going through to raise awareness about the effect that climate change is having on the island.

    The film won 'Best Documentary' at the Toronto film festival and has been screened at the Sundance film festival.

    Among the Radiohead songs featured on the soundtrack are "Idioteque," "'Everything In Its Right Place," "'Reckoner," "House of Cards" and "How to Disappear Completely," according to NME.com.

    Thom Yorke, the leader of Radiohead, posted a note on the band's website about the doc. It read as follows:

    "The Island Presidentis 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."

    Are you going to check out the doc?

    —Katie Sheehan
    01.27.12



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