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SummaryA small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny.
Grandparent and child
-- New Zealand
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Los Angeles, California] :
|Edition||15th anniversary edition, Widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Whale rider.
Barnett, John, 1945- producer.
Hübner, Frank, producer.
Caro, Niki, 1967- screenwriter, film director.
Castle-Hughes, Keisha, 1990- actor.
Paratene, Rawiri, actor.
Haughton, Vicky, actor.
Curtis, Cliff, 1968- actor.
Gerrard, Lisa, composer.
Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- Whale rider.
Newmarket Films, production company.
South Pacific Pictures (Firm), production company.
ApolloMedia (Firm), production company.
Pandora Film (Firm), production company.
New Zealand Film Production Fund, production company.
New Zealand Film Commission, production company.
NZ On Air, production company.
Shout! Factory (Firm), publisher.
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis.
Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard.
In English; with English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera.
Special features: director commentary; "Te Waka: building the canoe" featurette; behind-the-scenes of "Whale rider"; deleted scenes with optional commentary; poster art and photo gallery.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.
1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.