RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52959575 LA Closed-captioned; sound track in English with optional English and Spanish subtitles. T1 Whale rider A1 Sanders, Tim., Barnett, John,, Huebner, Frank., Caro, Niki,, Castle-Hughes, Keisha,, Paratene, Rawiri., Haughton, Vicky., Curtis, Cliff,, Roa, Grant,, Taumaunu, Mana,, House, Rachel., Narbey, Leon,, Coulson, David., Gerrard, Lisa., Ihimaera, Witi,, South Pacific Pictures (Firm), ApolloMedia (Firm), Pandora Film (Firm), New Zealand Film Production Fund., New Zealand Film Commission., NZ On Air., Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), PB Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment PP Culver City, Calif. YR 2003 SN 1404943722 9781404943728 AB 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.