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The West

Good as Gold (Water Wars;1).

Focuses on the dispute over water rights between the city of Los Angeles and Arizona Indians. Water rights is one of the most powerful resources in the West. 49 min.

Good Work, Sister: Women Shipyard Workers of World War II, An Oral History.

Women tell of their personal experiences in the shipyards at Portland, Or. and Vancouver, Wash., and the difficulties confronting them when they took over jobs during World War II which had traditionally been considered men's work in addition to their continuing responsibility for child-raising and housework. 1982. 20 min.

Goodbye God, I've Gone to Bodie

Traces the life cycle of Bodie, a California gold mining town in a series of images accompanied by music and narration. 1974. 11 min. [preservation copy]

Green Dreams.

Describes activities of the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) as they organize and supervise gardening projects in troubled urban neighborhoods. Film documents how these gardening projects are offering real job skills and a sense of accomplishment to low-income youth, ex-convicts and people recovering from drugs.

Hands on the Verdict: The 1992 L.A. Uprising.

Film probes the issues surrounding the civil unrest following the Simi Valley, Calif. verdict in the Rodney King police brutality trial. Examines also the South Central Los Angeles community of Watts, the truce between street gangs, the Crips and the Bloods, and the persistence of racism and police brutality in the L.A. Police Dept. 54 min.

Hazardous Waste: Are We Poisoning the Golden State?

UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. "The California forum, September 8, 1983." Debate about the problem of regulating production as well as disposal of hazardous waste in California. 1983. 59 min.

Hijos del silencio (Sons of Silence)

Documents the cultural silences that affect safe sex practices of young gay Latinos in the San Francisco Bay Area. Includes interviews with young gay men about their families, coming out and sex. 2001. 36 min.

Hip Hop By Da Bay.

Performers: Jahi, Attik, Krushadelic, Zion 1, Ise Lyfe, Pro. Presents a chronicle of the hip hop music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area including hip hop performances in San Francisco, Oakland, Vallejo, East Palo Alto, Richmond and Sacramento. 2005. 92 min.

Historic Travel U.S.: Learning to Live in California.

With a focus on life in post-WWII California, provides a rare opportunity to examine some of the films that were produced in an effort to guide, motivate and educate people on a wide range of subjects from road safety to social issues. Includes a 1931 tour of Oakland, a look at the local transit Key System, the conditions of African Americans in Los Angeles in 1971, films on the Bracero farm labor program, an educational film against exposure of young boys to homosexuals and more.

Historic Travel U.S.: Many Faces of California.

A selection of nine rare and historic films of life in California between 1917 and 1957. Includes coverage of aviator Kay Stinson in her flight from San Diego to Los Angeles with footage of car races (1917), The Dole Air Race of 1927, glider flights in 1929, a 1948 bicycle safety film and the National Roller Skating Championships of 1950. Also includes a 1950s baby contest and coverage of artist Simon Rodia constructing the Watts Towers in Los Angeles in 1957.

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