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Whale Rider (2003, original release: 2002)
(DVD)

Call Number DVD/DRAMA/WHALE
DVD/DRAMA/WHALE

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MoviesDVD/DRAMA/WHALEDue 09-05-14
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002
Edition:  Special ed
Description:  1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 1404943722,
Language:  English


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

Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House

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

MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a mementary drug reference

DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital

Closed-captioned

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