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Whale Rider


Based on the novel of the same name by Maori writer [[Performer~P340341~Witi Ihimaera~witiihimaera]], Whale Rider is a unique family drama directed [[Performer~P240983~Niki Caro~nikicaro]]. On the eastern coast of New Zealand, 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. This tradition is challenged when a young...more

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79 out of 100 Metascore®

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OK for kids 11+

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