Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  80 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  French / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
You must register and login to preview and purchase items.
You might also be interested in...


New to Docuseek2? Please register and login to preview and/or license this film. If your institution has already licensed this film, you will need to access this page from your institution's network to watch the film. For help on using Docuseek2, please visit our help wiki.

What happens when five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute drop?


The risk and adrenaline rush of skydiving can heighten the feeling of being alive.

In this compelling documentary, five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute jump. The camaraderie inspired by the rigorous training and team-building exercises encourage the men to share their feelings about being seropositive: their reactions to finding out, their thoughts about ongoing treatments, and the ways they negotiate relationships with men who are not positive. But as the skydiving day approaches, doubts emerge. Will they all make the jump?

Filled with humour and breathtaking aerial photography, ALIVE! reminds us all of the value of life and of living it to the fullest.

No reviews available.


** Best Documentary, 2015 In and Out Film Festival, Nice (France)


Main credits

Boujon, Vincent (film director)
Boujon, Vincent (screenwriter)
Gazin, Marie-Odile (film producer)

Other credits

Image, Boubkar Benzabat; montage, Francine, Lemaitre; musique originale, Alice Perret.

Distributor credits

The Kingdom

The Kingdom

A film by Vincent Boujon

Docuseek2 subjects

Gay and Lesbian Studies
Health Care Sector
Psychology and Mental Health

Distributor subjects

Gay Studies
Health Care Issues
Health Issues


AIDS; HIV; treatment; challenge; skydiving; living; parachute; positive; gay; men; solo; team building; documentary; film; video; online; streaming; Docuseek2; "Alive!"; Icarus Films

Welcome to Docuseek2!

Docuseek2 is a streaming platform of the best documentary and social issue films available for the higher education community.

Anyone may search for titles and find detailed information about the titles. To preview films or license them for streaming, you must register and login.

Currently, we support online registration for anyone affiliated with a higher education institution. Please inquire if you are with a K-12 district or school or with a public library.

Click the Close button to get started!