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Wellspring Media

Works: 635 works in 1,347 publications in 8 languages and 45,162 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Religious films  Ethnographic films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wellspring Media
Devil's playground by Lucy Walker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of rumspringa which is a period in a teenager's life during which they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. This is so that they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church at adulthood. Follows four teenagers in their time of discovery
Russian ark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the 18th century. There he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. Filmed with a cast of thousands, three live orchestras and an army of technicians, Russian Ark is the longest uninterrupted shot in film history, and the first feature film ever created in a single take."--Container
Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people
Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multitude of family snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments are used to create an epic portrait of an American family travesty. Begins in 2003 when Jonathan learns that his schizophrenic mother, Renee, overdoses on her lithium medication. He is shot back into his real and horrifying family legacy of rape, abandonment, promiscuity, drug addiction, child abuse, and psychosis. He grows up on camera and finds his escape in musical theater and B-horror movies. A look into the future shows Jonathan as he confronts the almost unbearable love he shares with his tragically damaged mother
The beauty academy of Kabul( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Western hairstylists open a beauty academy for Afghani women in post-Taliban Kabul
The business of fancydancing( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle had taken different paths before they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to college in Seattle. One is now a successful and openly gay poet; the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again sixteeen years later
De battre mon coeur s'est arrete by Jacques Audiard( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of Tom, a real estate thug torn between a criminal life and his desire to become a concert pianist"--Http://
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear
In the realms of the unreal by Jessica Yu( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Darger, an elderly recluse, spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum for feeble-minded children and his adulthood working as a janitor. He lived a quiet, nearly solitary existence, but his imaginary life was exciting, colorful and sexually provocative. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings, some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel ("The realms of the unreal"), which told the epic story of the virtuous Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men"--Container
La grande séduction = Seducing Dr. Lewis by Jean-François Pouliot( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The residents of a tiny fishing village attempt to trick a big city doctor into moving to their small town so a factory will be built there
Girl hood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanae was ten when she was gang-raped; she responded by drinking and drugging, and by age 12 had graduated to murder. Megan ran away from ten different foster homes before ending up on assault charges. Both came to the Waxter Juvenile Factility in Maryland. Follow these two girls for three years, as they try to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un país sudamericano dominado por una dictadura militar, un diputado de la oposición es asesinado. Un juez imparcial es designado para confirmar la tesis oficial del accidente pero su integridad le llevará a descubrir la verdad y a enfrentarse con el poder oficial y la misma policía. Su vida está en peligro. La letra Z, en griego antiguo, significa: "Está vivo."
Russian ark by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Russian and English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un aristócrata francés del siglo XIX, notable por sus conocimientos sobre la historia de Rusia, se pasea a través del Museo Hermitage de San Petersburgo en compañía de un cineasta contemporáneo. Ambos son invisibles para los demás personajes, quienes son los protagonistas de los últimos 200 años de la historia de su país. Los dos hombres recorren el magnífico edificio, auténtica arca del alma rusa en un solo y extraordinario plano secuencia."--Contenedor
Rois et reine = Kings & queen by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expertly mixes comedy, tragedy, and melodrama to tell the emotionally gripping story of the interesting lives of two former lovers
Ṭalā-yi surkh = Crimson gold by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Persian and English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hussein is a pizza deliveryman in Tehran. Wounded in the Iraq-Iran war, he suffers from an unnamed illness for which he takes "medication." When not delivering pizza, he and his naïve, talkative friend Ali are petty thieves. Hussein is engaged to Ali's sister. His job brings him repeatedly to the doorways of Tehran's well-heeled, Westernized citizens, who treat him as though he were invisible. Hussein is upset by being treated like a second-class citizen, especially after bravely serving in the war. After being turned away by the owner of a posh jewelry story, and then treated with coldness and condescension on a return visit, Hussein decides that the humiliation is not to be borne. He might have seemed still and implacable, but he was not frozen, only waiting
Takhté siah = Blackboards by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Kurdish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of male teachers crosses the mountainous paths of the remote Iranian Kurdish region. The men wander from village to village in search of students, carrying large blackboards on their backs. The boards are sometime used as shelter, camouflage, and shields instead of for teaching purposes. One by one the men venture away from the group in search of students to teach. Along their way they must face other hardships and obstacles, including unseen enemy helicopters and gunfire
Buongiorno, notte by Marco Bellocchio( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young woman, Chiara, moves into a new apartment with her husband. On the surface she lives a routine existence, but all is not as it seems. She conceals her true identity as a member of The Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground, which is currently planning to kidnap the Prime Minister"--Container
Ni na bian ji dian by Mingliang Cai( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hsiao Kang is the only son in an uncommunicative family. When his father dies, he and his mother participate in Buddhist mourning rituals together, but otherwise cope with their profound grief separately and alone, crossing paths only out of routine obligation. Meanwhile, Hsiao Kang returns to his job as a watch vendor on the streets of Taipei. One afternoon, a young woman insists on buying a dual-time watch off his wrist for her trip to Paris, and he eventually relents, despite his superstitious belief that it will bring bad luck to them both. His feelings for the watch, tied to his anguish over his absent father and perhaps a hint of longing for its new owner, quietly compels him to reset every clock in the city to Paris time. Inevitably, despite the seemingly fated, intersecting lives of these three lonely and desperate people, the remedy for their emotional void seems indefinably out of reach. The film itself is poetic, generously compassionate, and achingly bittersweet
Mystic Iran : the unseen world by Aryana Farshad; Janelle Balnicke; Shohreh Aghdashloo; Ahmad Pejman; Morteza Poursamadi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aryana Farshad's quest in her native Iran to explore the religious rituals and traditions that have fascinated the Western world for centuries. Includes rare glimpses of the women's chamber at the Great Mosque, the fire rituals in Zarathustra, and the dance of the Dervishes in Kurdistan
Feng shui : creating environments for success and well-being( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to create nurturing environments through the arrangement of furniture and choice of colors
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.20 for Feng shui ... to 0.46 for Buongiorno ...)

Devil's playground
Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st centuryTarnationGirl hoodTakhté siah = Blackboards
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