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Title Whale rider / 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 ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro.
Pub Info Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
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Edition Special ed.
Descript 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
two dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Det DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital.
Note Closed-captioned.
Cast Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House.
Credits Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a mementary drug reference.
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.
Awards San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Genre DVD-Video discs.
Subject Motion pictures, New Zealand.
Grandparent and child -- New Zealand -- Whangarei -- Drama.
Whales -- Drama.
Chiefdoms -- New Zealand -- Whangarei -- Drama.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Children's films.
Add Author 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.
Cameron, Kirsty.
Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- Whale rider.
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)
ISBN 1404943722
Stndrd # 043396022720
Music # 02272 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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