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Whale Rider

A Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Paikea (Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes, STAR WARS: EPISODE III). Though disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the villagers, 12-year-old Paikea remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the customs of her people.

A Film By

  • Niki Caro


  • 2002


  • 101 Minutes


  • Keisha Castle-Hughes
  • Cliff Curtis
  • Rawiri Paratene