Private Project

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: In '1.5 Stay Alive', Caribbean musicians express their experiences with rising seas by composing and performing songs about climate change, and their visions of how to confront it. Interspersed throughout the film are insights by scientists and local climate experts. '1.5 Stay Alive' 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.

  • Lucian Segura
  • Lucian Segura
  • Tilman Altenburg
  • Reinhold Pape
  • Lucian Segura
  • Musicians from Belize, Costa Rica, Tobago, Lousiana
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Fuller
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Environment, Oceans, Climate
  • Runtime:
    53 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Belize, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    November 17, 2016
    Golden Sun Best Short Documentary
  • COP21
    December 1, 2015
Distribution Information
  • Green Planet Films
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Lucian Segura

Lucian Segura is Spanish, but born and bred in Hamburg Germany. He has been making music since his youth and worked many years as a musician in Cuba and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He studied Spanish American literature and has been active in the film and television world for several years.

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Director Statement

We started to produce this film 2 years before the very decisive COP21 in Paris in order to give a strong and special impulse to the negotiations about limiting the climate change, which had come to a dead end street in the previous years. The idea was to make this impulse through music, so people would have an emotional and positive approach to the climate change issue in the film.