Whale rider

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 newb...

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Corporate Authors: 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)
Other Authors: Sanders, Tim, 1961-, Barnett, John, 1945-, Huebner, Frank., Caro, Niki, 1967-, Castle-Hughes, Keisha, 1990-, Paratene, Rawiri., Haughton, Vicky., Curtis, Cliff, 1968-, Roa, Grant, 1974-, Taumaunu, Mana, 1989-, House, Rachel., Narbey, Leon, 1947-, Coulson, David, 1948-, Gerrard, Lisa., Ihimaera, Witi, 1944-
Language:English
Edition:Special edition.
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Summary: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 possess a natural leadership ability.
Item Description: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.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital; widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1)
Audience:MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
Awards:San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Production Credits:Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
ISBN:1404943722

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