The Resource Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release ; South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film in association with The New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, and NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro, (DVD)

Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release ; South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film in association with The New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, and NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro, (DVD)

Label
Whale rider
Title
Whale rider
Statement of responsibility
a Newmarket Films release ; South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film in association with The New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, and NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
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 possesses a natural leadership ability
Awards note
BAFTA Childrens' Award, Best feature film, 2003; Sundance Film Festival, Audience award, World Cinema, Nini Caro.
Cataloging source
FXR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference
Language note
In English with optional English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.W522 2011
PerformerNote
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1945-
  • 1944-
  • 1990-
  • 1968-
  • 1974-
  • 1989-
  • 1947-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caro, Niki
  • Sanders, Tim
  • Barnett, John
  • Hübner, Frank
  • Ihimaera, Witi Tame
  • Castle-Hughes, Keisha
  • Paratene, Rawiri
  • Haughton, Vicky
  • Curtis, Cliff
  • Roa, Grant
  • Taumaunu, Mana
  • House, Rachel
  • Narbey, Leon
  • Coulson, David
  • Gerrard, Lisa
  • Ihimaera, Witi Tame
  • South Pacific Pictures (Firm)
  • Newmarket Films
  • ApolloMedia (Firm)
  • Pandora Film (Firm)
  • New Zealand Film Production Fund
  • New Zealand Film Commission
  • NZ On Air
  • Lionsgate (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ihimaera, Witi Tame
  • Ihimaera, Witi Tame
  • Grandparent and child
  • Whales
  • Chiefdoms
  • Feature films
  • Foreign films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release ; South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film in association with The New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, and NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Special features: director's commentary; "Te waka: building the canoe" featurette; deleted scenes, soundtrack showcase, art gallery, theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn767862785
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398145769
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
31540
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)767862785
System details
DVD; region 1, widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1), Dolby digital 5.1 and 2.0 surround
Terms governing use
Covered under the Criterion film license.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release ; South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film in association with The New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, and NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • DVD
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Special features: director's commentary; "Te waka: building the canoe" featurette; deleted scenes, soundtrack showcase, art gallery, theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn767862785
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398145769
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
31540
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)767862785
System details
DVD; region 1, widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1), Dolby digital 5.1 and 2.0 surround
Terms governing use
Covered under the Criterion film license.
Video recording format
DVD

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