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Whale rider (2002)

Author: Niki CaroWiti IhimaeraLeon NarbeyLisa GerrardKeisha Castle-HughesAll authors
Publisher: South Pacific Pictures/ApolloMedia/חמישה כוכבים,
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : English
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Niki Caro; Witi Ihimaera; Leon Narbey; Lisa Gerrard; Keisha Castle-Hughes; Rawiri Paratene; Cliff Curtis; Grant Roa
OCLC Number: 745375173
Language Note: Subtitles: Hebrew.
Notes: Based on the novel "The whale rider" by Witi Ihimaera.
Special features: play movie, chapters, set-up, behind the scenes, trailer.
Credits: Photography: Leon Narbey.
Music: Lisa Gerrard.
Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House, Taungaroa Emile, Mabel Wharekawa.
Event notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, PAL, zone 2, dolby digital 5.1, dolby surround 2.0.
Responsibility: written and directed by Caro Niki.

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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 possesses a natural leadership ability.

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