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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 Hübner ; 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 Hübner ; 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 Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
TEFMT
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
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a mementary drug reference
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House
Runtime
101
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 Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm52959575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781404943728
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396022720
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1062987
  • a1062987
System details
DVD ; Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital
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 Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro, (videorecording)
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm52959575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781404943728
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396022720
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1062987
  • a1062987
System details
DVD ; Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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