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Author: Tim SandersJohn BarnettFrank HübnerNiki CaroKeisha Castle-HughesAll authors
Publisher: Montreal : Distributed by Alliance Atlantis, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Sanders; John Barnett; Frank Hübner; Niki Caro; Keisha Castle-Hughes; Rawiri Paratene; Vicky Haughton; Cliff Curtis; Lisa Gerrard; Witi Ihimaera; Alliance Films (Firm); Newmarket Films.; South Pacific Pictures (Firm); Apollomedia Pandora Film (Firm); New Zealand Film Production Fund.; New Zealand Film Commission.; NZ On Air.; Alliance Atlantis (Firm)
OCLC Number: 54997852
Language Note: In English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) and Maori with optional dubbed French language track, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the book The whale rider by Witi Ihimaera.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Special features: Director commentary; deleted scenes; "Te Waka:" building the canoe featurette; behind the scenes of Whale rider featurette; art gallery; story board gallery; theatrical trailer and TV spots.
Credits: Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard.
Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.; CHV rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround.
Contents: Main title/Paikea --
Rehua's death --
Biking home --
The concert/Porourangi returns --
Te waka --
Our ancestors --
Privileges and obligations --
A leader, a prophet --
The journey away --
Sacred school of learning --
Koro's rules --
Rawiri and the Taiaha --
Fathers and sons --
Apologies --
One final test --
It's not for long --
Pai calls the whales --
Paka's reiputa --
Guest of honor --
Speech of love and respect --
Empty water --
Paikea's whale --
Reason to live --
Whale rider --
The wise leader --
Going forward, all together --
End credits.
Other Titles: Légende des baleines
Responsibility: an Alliance Films release ; New Market Films, South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia Pandora Film in association with the New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission and NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; produced by Tim Sanders, John Barnett and Frank Hüber ; written and directed by Niki Caro.
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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. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny.

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