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Whale Rider

Whale Rider

DVD  •  January 30, 2003  •  1h 41m  •  PG-13  •  Box Office $41,400,000
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On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, ... More
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Other Titles: Te Kaieke Tohora, La Légende des baleines, クジラの島の少女
Sub Genres: becoming an adult, grandparent grandchild relationship, woman director, magic realism, loss of loved one, patriarchy, stick fighting, patriarch, canoe, modern society, chief, maori tradition, maori, new zealand, empowerment, whale, ocean, tradition, Ancestral Heritage
Release Date: Theatre 01/30/2003, Theatre US 06/06/2003, DVD 10/28/2003
Language: EN
Box Office: $20,779,666 (Domestic) + $20,620,334 (Foreign) = $41,400,000 (Worldwide)
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well, i'll be damned, she actually did ride a whale. it is a touching coming of age story that focuses primarily on the relationship between a young girl and her grandfather. keisha castle-hughes gives a strong performance. it is an interesting look into another culture that i have limited knowledge of. watched as part of scavenger hunt 48 task #21: an independent film directed by or starring a woman of colour in the lead role my list | mette's master list watched as part of scavenger hunt 51 task #16: watch a movie that has an animal in the title but does not actually... read more
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escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale

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