Crocodile in the Yangtze: Chronicling the rise of Jack Ma and Alibaba

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Date(s) - Tuesday, May 14 2013
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

glo london


Chronicling the rise of Jack Ma and Alibaba

 China premiere and screening of “Crocodile in the Yangtze”  followed by Q&A with the director 

Porter Erisman

 Glo London

Tuesday, May 14th

18:00 p.m.


In advance of Alibaba’s expected IPO, the documentary film Crocodile  in the Yangtze presents an insider’s account of how Jack Ma took on eBay and built China’s first global internet company. The independent film hit the U.S. festival circuit in 2012 and has never before been screened in China. It relies on 200 hours of archival footage and was written, produced and directed by Porter Erisman, who worked for Alibaba for eight years. Inc. Magazine called the film “gripping…emotional…the real-life version of ‘The Social Network.”


Venue details: Glo London

1 Wulumuqi Lu (S), near Dongping Lu


Time: Tuesday, May 14th  18:00 p.m.-20:30 p.m.

Doors open at 18:00 p.m. Event starts at 18:30 p.m. 


Admission: 50 RMB for members, 100 RMB for non-members.

Price includes: One drink (house wine/beer/spirits with mixers) and an assortment of canapés. 

About the Speaker:

Porter Erisman worked as a vice-president at and Alibaba Group from 2000 to 2008, at various times leading the company’s international website operations, international marketing and corporate affairs. Porter received a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. This is his first film. Read about it here:



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