|類型/形式：||Films for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|提及的人：||Witi Ihimaera; Witi Tame Ihimaera|
Tim Sanders; John Barnett; Frank Huebner; Niki Caro; Keisha Castle-Hughes; Rawiri Paratene; Vicky Haughton; Cliff Curtis; Grant Roa; Mana Taumaunu; Rachel House; Leon Narbey; David Coulson; Lisa Gerrard; Witi Ihimaera; 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)
|語言註釋：||Closed-captioned; sound track in English with optional English and Spanish subtitles.|
|注意：||Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera.
Special features: behind-the-scenes featurette; filmmaker's commentary; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; soundtrack showcase.
|餘額：||Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.|
|演員名單:||Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House.|
|獎賞：||San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).|
|針對讀者群：||MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference.|
|描述：||1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|詳述：||DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital; widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1).|
|其他題名：||Whalerider (Motion picture)|
|責任：||South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro.|
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.
- Ihimaera, Witi, -- 1944- -- Film adaptations.
- Grandparent and child -- New Zealand -- Whangarei -- Drama.
- Maori (New Zealand people) -- Drama.
- Whales -- Drama.
- Chiefdoms -- New Zealand -- Whangarei -- Drama.
- Feature films -- New Zealand.
- Ihimaera, Witi Tame, -- 1944- -- Film and video adaptations.