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
SCIENCE MEETS MUSIC. 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, Haiti, Miami and Louisiana. These regions are examples of the areas that will be, and are, affected by rising seas.
The film ‘1.5 – Stay Alive’ by Spanish film-maker Lucian Segura takes a closer look at this issue using the example of the Caribbean region. He describes the far-reaching consequences such warming will have for biodiversity, fish stocks, coastal protection and the survival of Caribbean coral reefs. The documentary also shows how climate change will impact the people who live on the islands and along the Caribbean coastlines and whose living space and homeland is increasingly being lost.
1.5 – STAY ALIVE is equally adapted to be screened at climate rallies, in cinemas or in educational settings in almost any part of the world.
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
Produced and Directed by Lucian Segura
55 mins | 2015 | English Language | Subtitles in English, Spanish, German
This film was produced with the support of Blue Solutions, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklung (DIE), AirClim, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, Stonetree Records and The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
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Reblogged this on Susan Oliver, writing from . . . and commented:
1.5 – Stay Alive . . . A new film that brings together climate science and music from the Caribbean. I’m grateful to Lisa Paravisini Gebert and her Repeating Islands blog for bringing it to my attention 💚💚