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The Resource Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro

Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro

Label
Whale rider
Title
Whale rider
Statement of responsibility
a Newmarket Films release South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability
  • A small 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, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people
Awards note
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference
Language note
Closed-captioned; sound track in English with optional English and Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.W4354 2003
PerformerNote
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1967-
  • 1990-
  • 1968-
  • 1974-
  • 1989-
  • 1947-
  • 1962-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sanders, Tim
  • Barnett, John
  • Huebner, Frank
  • Caro, Niki
  • Castle-Hughes, Keisha
  • Paratene, Rawiri
  • Haughton, Vicky
  • Curtis, Cliff
  • Roa, Grant
  • Taumaunu, Mana
  • House, Rachel
  • Narbey, Leon
  • Coulson, David
  • Gerrard, Lisa
  • Cameron, Kirsty
  • Major, Grant
  • Ihimaera, Witi
  • South Pacific Pictures (Firm)
  • ApolloMedia (Firm)
  • Pandora Film (Firm)
  • New Zealand Film Production Fund
  • New Zealand Film Commission
  • NZ On Air
  • Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH
  • Newmarket Films
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandparent and child
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Whales
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Families
  • Queens
  • Kings and rulers
  • Chiefdoms
  • New Zealand
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Special features: 16x9 widescreen presentation (Aspect ratio 2:35:1), Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), English 2.0 (Dolby Surround), Subtitles: English and Spanish, Director Commentary, Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots, Te Waka: Building the Canoe Featurette, Behind the scenes of Whale Rider, Deleted scenes with optional commentary, Whale Rider: The soundtrack showcase, Art and photo gallery, scene selection
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2323267
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781404943728
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396022720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52959575
  • (OCoLC)52959575
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital; widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Special features: 16x9 widescreen presentation (Aspect ratio 2:35:1), Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), English 2.0 (Dolby Surround), Subtitles: English and Spanish, Director Commentary, Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots, Te Waka: Building the Canoe Featurette, Behind the scenes of Whale Rider, Deleted scenes with optional commentary, Whale Rider: The soundtrack showcase, Art and photo gallery, scene selection
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2323267
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781404943728
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396022720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52959575
  • (OCoLC)52959575
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital; widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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