Whale Rider

Rating: PG
drama, family,

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In a culture steeped in tradition, one young girl challenged the past and found hope for the future. The Maori living in a small village on the coast of New Zealand claim their descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded as chief, and that time is now. When twins are born and the boy twin dies, Koro the chief is unwilling to accept his grand-daughter, Pai, as a future leader. A magical and deeply moving story of a young girl's struggle to fulfil her destiny, Whale Rider is an award-winning film from New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro.

Year
2003
Director
Niki Caro
Cast
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa


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