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Golden Dreams (2001)

 -  Short | Drama | Family  -  8 February 2001 (USA)
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Califia, the Queen and spirit of California, gives the audience a quick and somewhat romanticized look at history of California, as well as trials and tribulations, but also hopes and dreams of its various ethnicities and cultures.

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Califia, the Queen of California (Narrator)
Yasuko Takahara ...
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Richard Balin ...
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Computer Nerd #5
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Director at MGM
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Califia, the Queen and spirit of California, gives the audience a quick and somewhat romanticized look at history of California, as well as trials and tribulations, but also hopes and dreams of its various ethnicities and cultures.

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The "Picture Bride" scene was filmed on Mare Island, Vallejo, California. The set included a partial reconstruction of a steamship for the arrival of the brides down a gangplank. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Just One Dream
Written by Walter Afanasieff
Performed by Heather Headley
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Heartfelt salute to California's diversity
29 May 2001 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

This short film, at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, provides a nice complement to the park's other features. While attractions elsewhere in the park pay tribute to California's various industries, "Golden Dreams" spotlights its unique strengths due to the diversity of its people. It offers a surprisingly un-whitewashed history of the immigrants from around the world--Europe, Asia, and Latin America--who contributed toward making California what it is today. Holland does a great job synthesizing the disparate material in this short form. In one sequence, she recreates Dorothea Lange's photographs of the dust bowl farmers, freezing on the face of a despairing mother. The shot smoothly transitions to the inside of a movie theater, where the same woman is enjoying an early Hollywood film--the product of many Eastern European and Jewish immigrants. The film ends with a montage of important Californians that manages to include heroes from both sides of the political spectrum.


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