1.5 Stay Alive

1.5 Stay Alive

The aim of international climate change policy is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. But scientists believe that a temperature rise of just 1.5 degrees could lead to irreversible damage to ecosystems and terrestrial and marine areas.

MUSIC MEETS SCIENCE: The style of 1.5 Stay Alive is part music video and part factual. In it, popular Caribbean musicians express their experiences with rising seas by composing and performing songs about climate change, and their visions of how to confront it. Intertwined throughout the film are insights by scientists and local climate experts. The film visits Belize, Costa Rica, Trinidad + Tobago, Miami and Louisiana. These regions are examples of the areas that will be, and are, affected by rising seas.

Produced and Directed by Lucian Segura
55 mins | 2015 | English Language | Subtitles in English, Spanish, German

Ottis Joslyn – St Vincent
Caribbean Community Climate Change Center

Harold Wanless – USA
Chairman, Department of Geological Science, University of Miami

Leandra Cho-Ricketts – Belize
Marine Science Director, University of Belize

Carlos-Fuller – Belize
International Liason Officer, Carribean Community Climate Change

Lisel Alamilla – Belize
Minister of Forestry, Fisheries & Sustainable Development

Ruenna Haynes – Trinidad and Tobago
UN Representative for Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Captain Dan Kipnis – USA
Ocean Environmental Activist, Miami Beach, Florida

Jess Flores – Belize
The Grandmaster – Belize
Aurelio Martinez – Honduras
Garifuna Collective – Belize
Queen Calypso Rose – Tobago
The Buccooneers Steel Orchestra – Tobago
Asakivled – Haiti
Kawe Calypso – Costa Rica
Percy “Scootie” Gabriel – USA