Whale rider [videorecording (DVD)] / South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; written & directed by Niki Caro ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Lansdowne Library||PN 1995.9 I49 W53 2003 (Text)||26040002893002||Media||Volume hold||Available||-|
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
- Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis ; c2002.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera.
Special features: Director commentary; deleted scenes; Te Waka: building the canoe featurette; Behind the scenes of Whale rider; Whale rider: the soundtrack showcase; art gallery; story board gallery; theatrical trailer and tv spots.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Executive producers, Bill Gavin, Linda Goldstein Knowlton; Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House.
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 possesses a natural leadership ability.
English and French audio tracks with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
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