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:
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