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
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that StorageCraft Technology Corp, a global leader in backup and disaster, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops in addition to powerful data analytics.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldw...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Auditwerx will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Auditwerx specializes in SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 attestation services throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a division of Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI), one of the top 20 largest CPA firms nationally, you can expect the resources, skills, and experience of a much larger firm combined with the accessibility and attent...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it...
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
FinTech is the sum of financial and technology, and it’s one of the fastest growing tech industries. Total global investments in FinTech almost reached $50 billion last year, but there is still a great deal of confusion over what it is and what it means – especially as it applies to retirement. Building financial startups is not simple, but with the right team, technology and an innovative approach it can be an extremely interesting domain to disrupt. FinTech heralds a financial revolution that...