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Whale Rider
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Whale Rider (2003)

7.5 PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Family
Release Date: June. 06,2003
Duration: 101min
Country: NZ
Original Language: en
Director: Niki Caro
Plot: The Wangara people live on the east coast of New Zealand, believing their ancestor Paikea escaped a crashed canoe by landing on the back of a whale and that they had lived there for at least a thousand years. Henceforth, Wangara leaders were regarded as the direct descendants of Paikaia, as they were consistently the oldest male sons. A patriarchal tribe in New Zealand has an 11-year-old girl named Pai who feels she will one day take the helm as their new chief.
Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa
Keywords: loss of loved one, new zealand, ocean, grandparent grandchild relationship, tradition, diving, becoming an adult, whale, empowerment, maori tradition

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7.3 R
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7.6 NR
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