Whale Rider

Niki Caro's touching feminist parable, based on Witi Ihimaera's novel, recasts a thousand-year-old legend in a contemporary light and offers a beautifully framed picture window onto a virtually hidden culture. The setting is Whangara, a remote village on the coast of New Zealand's North Island, where the indigenous Maori people lay claim to a fabulous provenance....read more

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Whale Rider - Trailer
00:31 — A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai (A (more…)
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02:14 — A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai (A (more…)

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Wed Aug 22 1:15pm
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Poignant story about a young Maori girl (Best Actress nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes) who is determined to become the leader of her tribe, despite her grandfather's disapproval. Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis. Niki Caro directed.

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Thu Aug 23 10:15am
Whale Rider SHO

Poignant story about a young Maori girl (Best Actress nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes) who is determined to become the leader of her tribe, despite her grandfather's disapproval. Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis. Niki Caro directed.

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Mon Aug 27 10:45am
Whale Rider SHO

Poignant story about a young Maori girl (Best Actress nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes) who is determined to become the leader of her tribe, despite her grandfather's disapproval. Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis. Niki Caro directed.

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  • Released: 2003
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Niki Caro's touching feminist parable, based on Witi Ihimaera's novel, recasts a thousand-year-old legend in a contemporary light and offers a beautifully framed picture window onto a virtually hidden culture. The setting is Whangara, a remote village on t… (more)

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