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Film: Whale Rider

The indigenous Maori of New Zealand hand down their traditions to each generation through stories and art. This film takes us to a coastal village where legends from the past are interwoven with modern themes of identity, family and ambition - all seen through the eyes of the young protagonist, Pai.

About the film:

Year: 2002

Country of origin: New Zealand

Length: 101 minutes

Director/Script: Niki Caro

Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Based on the novel The Whale Rider by Witi Ihamaera

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CC BY-SASkrevet av Sonja Nygaard-Joki.
Sist faglig oppdatert 17.03.2020


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