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Vulcan Productions

Overview
Works: 134 works in 392 publications in 2 languages and 19,939 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Blues (Music)  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: ML3521, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vulcan Productions
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in English and French and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank and Cathy's 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 Todd Gilbert( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,545 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
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,361 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
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,195 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
Judgment day : intelligent design on trial( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 967 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 806 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 794 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 718 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 663 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 644 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 by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 608 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
How safe are we?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 567 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
National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 496 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?
Pandora's promise( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five eminent environmentalists and energy experts describe their conversion from an anti- to a pro-nuclear point of view
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 375 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
USS Indianapolis : the final chapter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1945, a Japanese submarine sinks the USS Indianapolis. Indianapolisâ‚‚ final resting place remains a mystery for more than seven decades, until an expedition launched by philanthropist Paul G. Allen discovers the ship in August 2017. Now the story of USS Indianapolis is told as PBS reconstructs the ship's heroic legacy, its dramatic final moments, and the discovery of the wreck site
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 362 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, Dave 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 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guided by the phenomenal talent of Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer, The Blues Series consists of 7 feature-length films that are both personal and impressionistic, viewed through the lens of 7 world famous directors who share a passion for blues music. In the tradition of 'The Buena Vista Social Club' and 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown', The Blues films chart the evolution of blues music, from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today's music. As opposed being merely historical overviews or straight documentaries of the blues, the films aim to celebrate and promote the diverse impressions and influences blues music has exerted on artistic and musical forms of expression around the world. Director Charles Burnett presents a tale about a young boy's encounter with his family in Mississippi in the 1950s, and intergenerational tensions between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish moans of the blues. Says Burnett: "The sound of the blues was a part of my environment that I took for granted. However, as years passed, the blues slowly emerged as an essential source of imagery, humour, irony, and insight that allows one to reflect on the human condition. I always wanted to do a story on the blues that not only reflected its nature and its content, but also alludes to the form itself. In short, a story that gives you the impression of the blues."--Kanopy
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 346 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. Goes on the road and behind the scenes with Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
The cold blue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stirring tribute to the men of the Eighth Air Force, who flew deadly missions during World War II. Half of the U.S. Army Air Force's casualties during the war were suffered by the Eighth. Director Erik Nelson tracked down nine of the surviving Eighth Air Force veterans to recall the harrowing experiences they endured in the summer of 1943
 
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Alternative Names
Vulcan Productions American documentary production company

Languages
English (150)

French (2)