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Whale rider

Author: Niki CaroTim Sanders, (Film producer)John BarnettFrank HuebnerKeisha Castle-HughesAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special editionView all editions and formats
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The Whangara Māori 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Feminist films
Drama
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Witi Ihimaera; Witi Ihimaera; Witi Ihimaera
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niki Caro; Tim Sanders, (Film producer); John Barnett; Frank Huebner; Keisha Castle-Hughes; Rawiri Paratene; Vicky Haughton; Cliff Curtis; David Coulson; Lisa Gerrard; Witi Ihimaera; Newmarket Films,; South Pacific Pictures (Firm),; ApolloMedia (Firm),; Pandora Film (Firm),; New Zealand Film Production Fund,; New Zealand Film Commission,; NZ On Air,; Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH,; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 1404943722 9781404943728 1404943714 9781404943711
OCLC Number: 52959575
Language Note: Closed-captioned; soundtrack in English with optional English and Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera.
Widescreen 2.35:1.
Special features: theatrical trailer; TV spots; behind-the-scenes featurette; filmmaker's commentary; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; soundtrack showcase; Te Waka: building the canoe; Art and photo gallery.
Credits: Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis.
Awards: BAFTA Awards, 2003: Best Feature Film.
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13: parents strongly cautioned for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
Description: 1 DVD (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region1, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby surround 2.0.
Contents: Special features: 16x9 widescreen presentation --
Director commentary --
Theatrical trailer and TV spots --
TeWaka: Building the canoe featurette --
Behind the scens of Whale Rider --
Deleted scenes with optiiional commentary --
Whale Ricer: The soundtrack showcase --
Art and photo gallery --
Scene selection --
Language: English 5.1 Dolby digital ; English 2.0 Dolby surround --
Subtitles: English.
Other Titles: Whale rider (Motion picture)
Responsibility: South Pacific Pictures, ApolloMedia, Pandora Film present in association with the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; written & directed by Niki Caro ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner.
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The Whangara Māori 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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