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Vulcan Productions

Overview
Works: 119 works in 341 publications in 2 languages and 17,488 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Nonfiction films  Biographical television programs  Biography  Historical television programs  Popular works 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: ML3521, 781.643
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vulcan Productions
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This middle-class family looks perfect from the outside, but behind closed doors she is having an affair with their African-American gardener, and he is struggling to deal with his homosexuality
This emotional life by Daniel Gilbert( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin [Regie] Scorsese( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary on the fascinating career of Bob Dylan in the early sixties. Scorsese's film chronicles the early years of Dylan, collecting clips of the singer-songwriter from 1961-66, as he went from being a rising star on the New York City folk scene to one of the country's greatest protest singers to, in the words of one irate concertgoer, a "Judas" for plugging in and going electric
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created this chronicle of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty
Judgment day : intelligent design on trial( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judgment day: intelligent design on trial" captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania, in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design--the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state. ... Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants and expert scientists, this program presents the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District."--Container
The blues, a musical journey by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
Rx for survival : a global health challenge( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
Racing extinction( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife activists go undercover to expose ways in which the illegal wildlife trade and the oil and gas industries are contributing to the extinction of increasing numbers of species
Hard candy by David Slade( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a 30-something fashion photographer agrees to a date with a precocious teenager, he gets far more than he bargained for
Step( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The senior year of a girls' high school step dance team against the background of inner city Baltimore. Empowered by their teachers, coaches, families, and each other, they strive to win a championship and go to college
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 musicians gather in New York City to celebrate 100 years of the blues in this Blues Music Foundation benefit concert
National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events?
How safe are we?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the past 100 years, life expectancy more than doubled in developed countries. In the last few decades, however, 40 new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them - AIDS - is becoming perhaps the most devastating epidemic in history. New diseases travel the globe with unprecedented rapidity, and older killers, such as the avian flu in the 1918 influenza epidemic, that once seemed controllable are roaring back with a vengeance ... [This film] examines the most critical threats we face today - including avian flu - and the pressing need to strengthen global public health systems."--Container
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic story of the blues back through the Mississippi Delta to the African country of Mali, to show in detail how the blues were influenced by the people of the Mali tribe
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director and piano player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances. Includes interviews with and performances by Ray Charles, Dr. John, Marcia Ball, Dav Brubeck, and others
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Burnett explores his own past as a young boy who was shuttled back and forth between Los Angeles and Mississippi, torn between an uncle who loved the blues and a mother who believed that the blues was the devil's music. His film mixes fictional storytelling with documentary footage of performances by a host of blues legends in a tale about a young boy's life in Mississippi in 1956, dramatizing the tensions between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish moans of the blues
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
Godfathers and sons by Marc Levin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hip-hop legend Chuck D and Marshall Chess return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of the Roots. Along with archival footage of Howlin' Wolf are original performances by Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner and Sam Lay
Red, white & blues by Mike Figgis( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Figgis' film examines the embrace of the blues by British musicians and its global effect in interviews with dozens of the key players of the British blues movement. Features music from an all-star jam session at the Abbey Road studios
Pandora's promise( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five eminent environmentalists and energy experts describe their conversion from an anti- to a pro-nuclear point of view
 
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Far from Heaven
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National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth
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