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Whale Rider (2002)

Opens on July 16

Director: Niki Caro Run Time: 105 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2003

Starring: Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawinia Clarke, Rawiri Paratene, Vicki Haughton

Country: New Zealand, Germany
Language: English, Maori

Screening as part of From Book to Film

Determined to become the new chief of New Zealand’s Whangara tribe, young Pai must defy her grandfather and a thousand years of tradition. Based on the acclaimed novel by Maori author Witi Ihimaera.

“Be on the lookout for this one. There’s magic in it. Having already earned prizes at film festivals from Sundance to Toronto, Whale Rider is a crowd-pleaser… a film of female empowerment that resonates deeply.”

– Peter Travers for Rolling Stone

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