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Title Whale rider [videorecording] / South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in assoication The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; produced by Tim Sanders, John Barnett and Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]


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 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Children's DVD    WHA    Available
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 GDL Central Library DVD    WHA    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note 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.
Credits Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
Cast Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English dialogue, optional English and Spanish subtitles.
Awards San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro)
Subject Grandparent and child -- New Zealand -- Whangarei -- Drama
Whales -- Drama
Chiefdoms -- New Zealand -- Whangarei -- Drama
Genre/Form Melodrama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Sanders, Tim
Barnett, John, 1945-
Hübner, Frank
Caro, Niki, 1967-
Castle-Hughes, Keisha, 1990-
Paratene, Rawiri
Haughton, Vicky
Curtis, Cliff, 1968-
Roa, Grant, 1974-
Taumaunu, Mana
House, Rachel
Ihimaera, Witi Tame, 1944- Whale rider
South Pacific Pictures (Firm)
ApolloMedia (Firm)
Pandora Film (Firm)
New Zealand Film Production Fund.
New Zealand Film Commission
NZ On Air
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1404943722 : $26.95
Standard No. 043396022720
Music No. 02272 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
02274 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

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