January 24, 2012 15:30
Radiohead contribute 14 songs to new documentary 'The Island President''s soundtrack
Thom Yorke also speaks out in support of the film's stance on climate change
The band, who are currently preparing for their extensive world tour in support of 2011 album 'The King Of Limbs', have allowed a large number of their songs to be used in the soundtrack of a new documentary which looks at the plight of the Republic of Maldives.
The documentary, which won Best Documentary at the Toronto Film Festival and will be screened this week at the Sundance Film Festival, 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.
Among the Radiohead songs featured on the soundtrack are 'Idioteque', 'Everything In Its Right Place', 'Reckoner', 'House Of Cards' and 'How To Disappear Completely'.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has also posted a message on the band's official website, pledging the band's support for the film.
He wrote: "'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."
For more information about the film, visit Theislandpresident.com.
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