Welcome!

News Feed Item

‘Crocodile in the Yangtze: The Alibaba Story’ Released Worldwide Exclusively on Vimeo On Demand

Taluswood Films announced today the worldwide release of its award-winning documentary film, Crocodile in the Yangtze: The Alibaba Story. The film is immediately available for rental and purchase on Vimeo On Demand’s groundbreaking platform at the following link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/crocodileintheyangtze.

Film poster from award-winning documentary 'Crocodile in the Yangtze: The Alibaba Story'. (Photo: Bu ...

Film poster from award-winning documentary 'Crocodile in the Yangtze: The Alibaba Story'. (Photo: Business Wire)

An independent memoir directed and produced by a former Alibaba insider, Crocodile in the Yangtze follows China’s first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma as he grows Alibaba from a small apartment into China’s first global Internet company, battling - and beating – eBay in China along the way. The film provides rare behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of China’s largest e-commerce company. “Crocodile in the Yangtze is a must-see film for anyone who wants to truly understand Alibaba,” said Angela Lee, Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Since its sold-out World Premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival, Crocodile in the Yangtze has traveled to 20 film festivals, garnering several awards including “Best Documentary” at the San Francisco United Film Festival and “Best Film on Entrepreneurship” at the Silicon Valley Film Festival. To date, the film has screened to audiences of students and entrepreneurs in more than 50 cities on six continents. Business Insider calls Crocodile in the Yangtze “Thrilling…Entertaining… Suspenseful…Incredible!”

“I made Crocodile in the Yangtze to inspire entrepreneurs and others with a dream, so that they could apply the lessons from Alibaba’s successes and mistakes to their own endeavors,” said Porter Erisman, a former Alibaba Group Vice-President and the film’s director. “I’m thrilled to finally make Crocodile in the Yangtze available to audiences worldwide.”

Exclusive Worldwide Release on Vimeo On Demand

The release marks the first time the film is available for purchase by the general public. Starting today, the film may either be purchased for US$9.95 or rented for US$4.95 on Vimeo On Demand’s groundbreaking platform.

“Vimeo On Demand is the natural home for Crocodile in the Yangtze,” said Erisman. “Just as Alibaba revolutionized the way physical products are sold online, Vimeo is revolutionizing the way video content is sold online. The future of film distribution is here – and it’s Vimeo On Demand.”

Crocodile in the Yangtze is a compelling doc that gives audiences a glimpse into the inspirational life of Jack Ma and the rise of Alibaba,” said Sam Toles, Vice President, Content Acquisition and Business Development, Vimeo. “We’re excited to work with Porter and support his worldwide release of the film.”

Film Clips and Excerpts

Along with the film release, Taluswood Films also released a set of embeddable video excerpts, which capture key milestones in Alibaba Group’s history. The film clips, which may be embedded in external websites referencing Crocodile in the Yangtze, can be found at the following link:

https://vimeo.com/channels/crocodileyangtzeexcerpts

Director’s Introduction

A video introduction to the film’s history and background can be found at the following link:

https://vimeo.com/channels/crocodileyangtzeexcerpts/95515607

Film Trailer Link: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/crocodileintheyangtze/92334995

Trailer Embed Code:

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/92334995?portrait=0&color=ff0179" width="500" height="400" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/92334995">Crocodile in the Yangtze - The Alibaba Story - Trailer</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/taluswoodfilms">Taluswood Films</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Accredited journalists wishing to preview the film can request a complimentary screener from the film’s director at: [email protected].

For more information about Crocodile in the Yangtze, visit the film’s official website: www.crocodileintheyangtze.com

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
On Dice.com, the number of job postings asking for skill in Amazon Web Services increased 76 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. Salesforce.com saw its own skill mentions increase 37 percent, while DevOps and Cloud rose 35 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Even as they expand their presence in the cloud, companies are also looking for tech professionals who can manage projects, crunch data, and figure out how to make systems run more autonomously. Mentions of ‘data science’ as a skill ...
Cloud analytics is dramatically altering business intelligence. Some businesses will capitalize on these promising new technologies and gain key insights that’ll help them gain competitive advantage. And others won’t. Whether you’re a business leader, an IT manager, or an analyst, we want to help you and the people you need to influence with a free copy of “Cloud Analytics for Dummies,” the essential guide to this explosive new space for business intelligence.
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk. CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist t...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...