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Whale rider [videorecording] /

by Caro, Niki; Castle-Hughes, Keisha; Paratene, Rawiri; Haughton, Vicky; Curtis, Cliff; Κούνιο, Χάϊντς Σαλβατώρ.
Type: materialTypeLabelVisual MaterialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1404943722; 5051429100296 :.Subject(s): Grandparent and child -- Drama | Whales -- Drama | Chiefdoms -- Drama | Feature films -- New Zealand | Video recordings for the hearing impairedSummary: The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possess a natural leadership ability
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Original production: c2002

Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera

Special features: behind-the-scenes featurette, filmmaker's commentary, deleted scenes with optional director commentary, art and photo gallery, soundtrack showcase

Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major

Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis ... [et al.]

The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possess a natural leadership ability

Fit for viewing generally but in case of child under 12 years, under parental guidance

Contains mild language & emotional intensity

Language: English. Subtitles: English. Closed-captioned

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