The Resource Whale rider, 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 ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hubner ; written & directed by Niki Caro. --, (videorecording)

Whale rider, 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 ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hubner ; written & directed by Niki Caro. --, (videorecording)

Label
Whale rider
Title
Whale rider
Statement of responsibility
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 ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hubner ; written & directed by Niki Caro. --
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfre
  • engspa
  • 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 possess a natural leadership ability
Awards note
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro)
Cataloging source
OSTC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Includes audio tracks in English and French with subtitles in English and Spanish
PerformerNote
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1967-
  • 1990-
  • 1968-
  • 1974-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sanders, Tim
  • Barnett, John
  • Hubner, Frank
  • Caro, Niki
  • Castle-Hughes, Keisha
  • Paratene, Rawiri
  • Haughton, Vicky
  • Curtis, Cliff
  • Roa, Grant
  • Taumaunu, Mana
  • House, Rachel
  • Narbey, Leon
  • Coulson, David
  • Gerrard, Lisa
  • Cameron, Kirsty
  • Ihimaera, Witi Tame
  • ApolloMedia (Firm)
  • Pandora Film (Firm)
  • New Zealand Film Production Fund
  • New Zealand Film Commission
  • NZ On Air
  • Alliance Atlantis (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandparent and child
  • Whales
  • Chiefdoms
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Whale rider, 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 ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hubner ; written & directed by Niki Caro. --, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Digital video disc
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
065935200581
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20058
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs80006821
  • 521835
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Whale rider, 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 ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hubner ; written & directed by Niki Caro. --, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Digital video disc
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
065935200581
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20058
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs80006821
  • 521835
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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