Six Vulcan Productions Films You Can Stream At Home
February 07, 2020
We believe that film is a medium that can inspire audiences to take action. Vulcan Productions tells stories that take viewers on journeys across the world; joining filmmakers who are uncovering and exposing human trafficking at sea, wildlife criminals or capturing the people fighting on the front lines of global health crises.
You'll also discover films that provide access to the arts and insight into the experiences of brave heroes from our past.
Below you can find a list of Vulcan Productions films available on some of the most popular streaming services. This weekend when you pick the movie, pick something that will leave you inspired.
Do you know who catches your seafood? "Ghost Fleet" delves into Thailand's fishing industry, which supplies a large portion of the world’s seafood. The country’s giant fishing fleet is chronically short of up to 60,000 fishermen per year, leaving captains scrambling to find crew. Human traffickers have seized upon the labor shortage, selling people from Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and across Southeast Asia for a few hundred dollars each. Once at sea, the men often go months, or even years, without setting foot on land. Beaten, starved and held in cages, men are forced to work for little or no pay.
The film follows labor activist Patima Tungpuchayakul as she fights to rescue these men, seeking justice for them and shining a light on this dark secret of the sea.
The Cold Blue
"The Cold Blue" tells the stories of the men of The Eighth Air Force. Established in mid-1942, the Eighth Air Force began with humble beginnings in borrowed RAF aircraft, but they would eventually go down in history as “The Mighty Eighth”, one of the greatest armadas to ever fly.
Not only does The Cold Blue unfold its story using meticulously reconstructed footage collected from the National Archives by director Erik Nelson, it is narrated by these living veterans of The Mighty Eighth, men now in their nineties reflecting on their fears, losses and the determination it takes to fly a mission from which you may not return. The Cold Blue is a meditation on war, youth and trauma; it is a tribute to the men who flew, fought and died, and the filmmakers who joined them to tell their stories.
Stream "The Cold Blue", free with your HBO subscription
The Ivory Game
Somewhere in Africa, an elephant runs terrified in the night from the sound of a gunshot. Somewhere else in Africa, after the gunshot, you hear nothing.
Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award® nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months, moving across the continents of Africa and Asia, infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the global ivory trafficking crisis. Their cameras follow a band of remarkable heroes; from intelligence organizations, such as the Tanzanian Task Force, intelligence gathering and whistle-blowing initiatives like WildLeaks, undercover activists, high-level conservationists and frontline rangers. Together they take on the fight, to bring down poachers, traffickers and corrupt government officials.
Stream “The Ivory Game”, free with your Netflix subscription.
In the 21st century, we are all connected.
Population growth, mass urbanization, deforestation, climate change and increased travel have dramatically increased the risk that familiar diseases will spread and mutate, and new ones will emerge. As people enter new spheres of biodiversity, they come into closer contact with other species, increasing the risk of viruses jumping from animals to humans, and then spreading more widely. Travel from Vancouver to Hong Kong, New York to Liberia, Leipzig to New Delhi and from Rio de Janeiro to Kinshasa, as “Unseen Enemy” helps us discover that our connection can be either incredibly dangerous or a powerful force for good. As it turns out, we are all the frontline in global health.
You can watch this gripping documentary, included free with your Amazon Prime subscription.
New York City’s Prima Ballerina Tiler Peck is attempting to execute a groundbreaking vision, she’s mashing together worlds of tap, hip-hop, ballet and even clown artistry for her curated show at a famed ballet program. “Ballet Now” is a rare, unfiltered glimpse into the world of ballet. Throughout the film, as Tiler faces the demands of an incredibly challenging production, she is driven to show young people the beauty, possibilities and freedom of dance and expression.
You can stream “Ballet Now” for free with your Hulu subscription.
Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale
Once upon a time, under a starry night sky, a baby elephant was born.
“Naledi” is the perfect film selection for the whole family, the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness. When she’s suddenly orphaned at one month, the keepers and scientist looking after the herd become tireless surrogate mothers, and end up fighting for her life.
Stream Naledi, free with your Netflix subscription.