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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...
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...
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...
This statement kept me from seeing Whale Rider when it first came to theaters. She claimed to have fallen asleep in the middle of the show. Her simplified syntagma, "...it's about a girl who rides a whale...", didn't spark my interest. I had never heard of Whale Rider. I had not seen any previews.
The blue whale is one of the largest animals to exist on earth, they are too heavy to live on earth due to their own weight. They can range from 110 ft. and up to 190 – 200 tons, but average is smaller according to previous records. The blue whale is the size of 2 humpback whales put together...
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...
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11ENG - Visual text Assessment
Directed by: Niki Caro
The film “Whale Rider” Directed by Niki Caro is a film about the Whangara people in the east coast of New Zealand who date theier tribe back to one ancestor Paikea. The tradition of the head...
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...
What happens when two opposing forces collide? The film Whale Rider has two main opposing forces, tradition versus change and opinion versus reality it is the collision of these two opposing forces that causes conflict in Whale Rider.
Pai's Grandfather, Paka is the chief, and is looking for a new chief...
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 Whale Rider
The Whale Rider
Maori text study
As part of your Year 9 English studies you must
study at least one New Zealand text - in this
case it is The Whale Rider. This story is full of
rich cultural legends, stories and language.
Before we begin!
Ako - what does this mean?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Cows and Whales
There are some things that happen both to cows and whales. One of which both cows and whales are eaten by people in some countries as edible meat. Although they are living in different places like ocean and land, they have their own separate lives.
It seems that cows and...
Paikea took this as an omen and tried to prepare herself to become leader, even though her grandfather opposed. However something that sets the Whale Rider plot apart from Bend It Like Beckham was the heavy focus on the Maori culture. The Maori culture has a heavy influence in this story which also leads...
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...
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...
Whale Rider (2002)
A Film Review by Joaquin Valle
New Zealand (2002)
Release Date 09/09/03 (Toronto Film Festival)
Running Time: 101 minutes
MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Brief language...
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Whale Rider Film
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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...
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...
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...
The “Whale Rider”, filmed in New Zealand and directed by Niki Caro, is a film based on the novel of the same name, by Witi Ihimaera. Many of the extras in the film were actual residents of the town Whangara. The film is about a girl, Paikea Apirana, played by Keisha Castle-Hughes in her...
Witi Ihimaera's novel "Whale Rider" we follow Rawiri as he goes through his life watching the growth, incidents and magic of his niece Kahu. Kahu is destined to be the next chief of the Maori in Whangara, New Zealand, a tribe that has descended from the legendary "whale rider." However, Kahu is, as Nanny...
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...