About Whale Rider

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Drama, Children’s

In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. When twins are born and the boy twin dies, Koro, the chief, is unable to accept his granddaughter, Pai, as the future leader. Koro is convinced the tribe’s misfortunes began at Pai’s birth and calls for his people to bring their sons to him, certain a new leader will be revealed. Young Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and 1,000 years of tradition to fulfill her destiny. Suggested for children age 10 and older. In English and Maori with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)

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