Whale Rider

Whale Rider

La Légende Des Baleines

DVD - 2003
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A 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.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis, c2003
Branch Call Number: DVD Whale
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Ihimaera, Witi Tam00576cam

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red_sheep_101
Jul 23, 2017

Powerful and inspiring. Good messages, too.

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waromano
May 02, 2017

whaler rider is up there, with the very best, Ninotchka, Captain Fantastic, It's a wonderful life.
Inspiring, the story of a girl that in spite of all odds, came through for herself and her people.
Highly recommended, 5 stars, no question about it. You'll be uplifted

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orangebird
Apr 20, 2017

This is my favorite movie. I have seen it 4 times in so many years.

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BridgettM
Oct 12, 2016

Whale Rider is a beautiful, sad and inspiring film about community, family, history, tradition and leadership. I highly recommend it for teens and adults of all ages. The performance by Keisha Castle-Hughes is excellent and heartbreaking. I have not read the teen fiction book The Whale Rider on which it was based. The movie is rated PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference.

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ostwald
Oct 04, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story
but not for children to watch

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evadora
Aug 14, 2013

One of my all time favorite movies. I highly recommend it.

Green_Bird_203 Jun 06, 2013

Well done. 12 year old girl touches your heart. Much more believable than "Life of Pi".

d2013 Mar 12, 2013

This is a great movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Magical!

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hamburger728
Jul 03, 2012

Good movie..... mostly, I found it sort of depressing that the grandfather almost punished Paikea for being a girl. I practicly cried when she was doing that preformance for him and he wasn't there;(

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geomillar
Jan 20, 2011

If you like magical tales of a twelve year old Maori girl who threatens established male barriers, then this is your cup of tea. I found it just a little bit like the Gospel According to Matilda; a bit preachy. Nonetheless it had its moments.

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Eremita
Jan 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jun 18, 2011

dblavitt thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 30

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