The fate of the future of the people, you can not change it, you should 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...
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
6 December 2012
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 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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
, Melville makes the reader think about how mistakes cannot be avoided. Nothing is ever as perfect or exact as it may appear to society due to human knowledge always being limited and insufficient.
Ishmael starts off the chapter by talking about the whales skin. He questions “what and where is the skin...
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...
WHALING History of whaling in Australia Whaling in Australia commenced in the late 18th century. There is no known history of 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...
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...
way for the little girls now not only to dream, but to dream 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 ....
Stand Alone Literary Response
In one paragraph of at least 150 words, discuss an important symbol in 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...
“A contemporary story 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...
Labyrinth is death of innocence. But in Whale Rider the theme is disappointment
and gender equality. Although both movies are not for children but their main
characters are eleven years old girl. In Pan’s Labyrinth Ofelia gains brother and her
brother remain survive but in Whale rider the main...
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...
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...
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 be woman-manly or man-womanly” (Woolf 39). Pai is a strong and determined young girl who displays and...
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...
Maori People of New Zealand vs. Western Australian Aboriginals
During our film study in English, we viewed two outstanding movies
- 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' and 'Whale Rider'. Rabbit-Proof Fence, the first
movie we watched, is about the real journey of three half-cast girls,
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...
was the hero and the girl was always the one who was helpless. So he decided to
Write a novel in which the girl is the hero and he finished The Whale Rider in three weeks.
The book was first published in 1987 and has been reprinted numerous times. It is one of Ihimaera's best-loved books by adults...
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...
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 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...
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...
whales are insignificant, they may kill them as a sport. If someone believes whales should be respected, they just may be willing to die for them. In Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick, a ship sets sail searching to kill an infamous whale named Moby Dick and in the movie Whale Rider, directed by...
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...