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Title:
Whale rider
Edition:
Special ed.
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
ISBN:
9781404943728
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a mementary drug reference.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
General Note:
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.
Awards:
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Abstract:
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.
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