accept it, you should be brave enough to face all the problems. Fate WITI Ihimaera novel "Whale Rider is a very important topic. Kahu's destiny is to become the first female chief of the Maori, the next Whale Rider. However, this fate is very difficult Kahu done alone. Firstly, Kahu get direct help to...
April 24, 2006
Part One: Film Information, Licensing, and Box Office Results
The Principle Cast of Whale Rider
Kiesha Castle-Hughes- Paikea
Rawiri Paratene- Koro
Vicky Haughton- Nanny Flowers
Cliff Curtis- Porourangi
Religious Themes Through The Whale Rider
Within the movie Whale Rider, a mythic and sacred story is represented through a girl’s struggle in becoming a leader by breaking tradition. Within this contemporary-fairy tale, Whale Rider also entails a spiritual bond that the main character...
The Whale Rider Chapter 1-6 Questions and answers:
1. Chapter 1 begins in myth and myths explain what was once unexplainable to a people. What does the myth of the whale rider explain to the Maori people? | * how they were created * how the Maori people got there * people came to the island...
“The whale rider”
“Whale Rider” is a drama film of the 2002, based on the novel of Witi Ihimaera, and directed by Niki Caro. The world première was on September 2002, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film gained much respect from critics, it went on in film festivals such as...
of being a Maori.
Ihimaera loved the culture of the Maori people. A lot of description on the sweep of the bay, the island that looks like a whale, the whales and their relation to the people whose legend are told, carvings, interior designs in the meeting house and food prove this. In !972, the then...
Ishmael starts off the chapter by talking about the whales skin. He questions “what and where is the skin of the whale?”(p.276) One would undoubtedly think the skin of the whale is visible to everyone and is the blubber of the whale, but Ishmael doesn’t think this to be true. The blubber “ranges...
The Whale Rider
I really liked the movie, The Whale Rider. I had never seen it before this class. The beginning of the movie was really sad when the mom is giving birth and the baby and the mom die. My first thought of the grandpa was that he was a total jerk, but I understand in that culture that...
was rescued by a whale, after his canoe was lost in the sea. He rode the whale and founded the Maori people, and from that day the tradition exists: an eldest son is the Chief of the tribe and the leader.
Once deep within the ocean, a herd of whales was responding, and when the whales began stranding...
Whale Rider is a 2002 drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name. A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to full fill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
The film whale rider follows the story of a young girl Paikea;...
the consumer’s life at risk. It is unhealthy, and is damaging to one’s life and wellbeing. It is estimated that one out of four teenage drivers or riders killed or injured in road accidents were over the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration. If we don’t act now, these statistics are going to increase...
In the story of whale rider it is essential that Koro and the town accept Paikea as the true leader. The strings of the ancient ancestors have been ripped apart and only Paikea can weave them back together. Will Koro and the people approve of Paikea or will all the traditions of the Maori people be forgotten...
Movies are a very integral part of our society and we consider them to be extremely important for our leisure needs. Movies do have a theme and a reason behind them and we often fail to understand them due to the complex nature of such events which are wound in the story line and elementary...
Aboriginal communities in Australia having hunted whales. Early whaling was carried out using harpoons from small boats. Once caught the whales were towed behind the boats back to whaling stations on shore. Whale by-products were used for a number of things: whale blubber was melted down to be used as oil for...
Whale Rider is a drama film directed by Niki Caro which was released in 2002. It tells the story of a young Maori girl, called ‘Paikea’ after her ancestor, who was a great leader to his people and the original ‘whale rider’. The opening scene where Koro’s inability to accept Pai as a true leader is first...
The Whale Rider
By Witi Ihimaera
Published May 2003
Kahu (Pai) is an eight year old Maori girl with a special gift. She can communicate with whales. She could be the leader her tribe needs, but her great-grandfather adheres strictly to Maori tradition which requires a male heir. He barely acknowledges...
of love, rejection and triumph as a young girl fights to fulfil her destiny”
How does Niki Caro use film techniques to explore Pai’s fight?
Whale Rider is a 2002 film in which Pai, a young girl living in coastal New Zealand fights against her patriarchal community in order to fulfil her destiny of...
embodies Woolf’s theory that “there [could be] two sexes in the mind corresponding to the two sexes in the body”(Woolf 37). Throughout out the movie Whale Rider, the androgynous mind is also illustrated through the character of Pai. Woolf states “it is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple; one must...
big, like Beneatha Younger. No matter the race, color or creed, the women now are unified and unstoppable.
Ihimaera, Witi. The Whale Rider. New Zealand: Reed Publishing, 2003 ....
The family film ‘Whale Rider’ is a film that deals with a number of issues from start to finish. Centered around 11-year-old Paikea Apirana and her small Maori village on the coast of New Zealand, the characters from this film face issues within their culture, which is troubled with the transition from...
Whale Rider Essay Notes
Whale Rider Essay Notes
How is Whale Rider a good example of a mythological story?
* Based on a legend- A story from the past, believed to explain how the Maori people came to be in New Zealand. It is regarded as historical although not verifiable. It’s a modern interpretation...
Whale Rider Review
Whale Rider is a movie based on the Maori people in New Zealand, where a girl by the name Paikea fails to meet the hopes and expectations of her grandfather by being born as a girl.
The story unfolds in a small Maori village near the sea, where all are descendants of Paikea, the...
Nicole Phung (861003576)
Professor David Burrill
11 March 2013
The 2002 movie Whale Rider tells a story of a young woman named Paikea growing up in patriarchal society known as the Maori tribe. Pai, short for Paikea, spends her life trying to get her grandfather to accept her...
Whale Rider Essay
“Pai must overcome resistance as she tries to assume her destiny as the leader of a tribe on the NZ coast.” Discuss.
I agree that the story, ‘The Whale Rider’ by Witi Ihimaera is about how a little girl, Pai had to overcome obstacles in her attempt to fulfil her destiny as new...
and 'Whale Rider'. Rabbit-Proof Fence, the first
movie we watched, is about the real journey of three half-cast girls,
living in Western Australia where they were captured, sent to a
confinement camp, which they escaped to travel home to their families.
The second movie, Whale Rider...
Only Whales In Common
There are many instances where peoples’ beliefs reflect upon their actions. If someone does not believe in love, they may never get married. If someone believes there is no God, they may never attend church. If someone believes whales are insignificant, they...
the film, “Whale Rider”.
- identify a symbol
- discuss what it represents (and prove it with examples)
- consider what viewers can learn from this symbol
The Whale Tooth
I plan to describe the role of the symbol of the whale tooth in the movie the whale rider by Niki Caro. The whale tooth was seen...
A Character Analysis of Whale Rider
A film, titled Whale rider follows the life of a 12 year old girl, the strength of the meaning in her
name, the beliefs of the whale rider, as well as the overall deep connections of the Maori village, their tribe
and their strong beliefs. Her mother and...
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A lot has been written about the strong family message in Whale Rider, and there is no mistaking that this story of intergenerational love and conflict is, on the surface, about the mending of a broken family, but there is another aspect that hasn't been written about—or at least only touched on—and...