1 edition of Whale rider found in the catalog.
Written in English
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. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny.
|Statement||a Newmarket Films, South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in assoication 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 Hubner ; written & directed by Niki Caro|
|Contributions||Castle-Hughes, Keisha, 1990- actor, Curtis, Cliff, 1968- actor, House, Rachel, actor, Huebner, Frank, producer, Paratene, Rawiri, actor, Haughton, Vicky, actor, Roa, Grant, 1974- actor, Taumaunu, Mana, 1989- actor, Ihimaera, Witi, 1944-, Newmarket Films, Shout! Factory (Firm), South Pacific Pictures (Firm), ApolloMedia (Firm), Pandora Film (Firm), New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ On Air|
|LC Classifications||PN1997.2 .W43 2017|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.)|
|Number of Pages||101|
Written in , THE WHALE RIDER is a deceptively short book. Only pages long, it’s a richly layered story dealing with several major social issues: family relationships, gender discrimination, generational differences, racial prejudice, loss of the cultural identity of indigenous tribes, ecological conservationism and modern man’s disconnection from his spiritual is a young. "The Whale Rider" Themes What does the director suggest about the themes of culture, leadership and expectations? What do we learn about these ideas? Can you provide an example - a scene/ character/ quote/ symbol from the film that shows this theme?
The indie film Whale Rider is an engrossing character drama with an inspirational message. The story follows a year-old Maori girl named Paikea Apirana who struggles to earn her grandfather's 91%. Conclusion: Its interesting because when Witi Ihimaera was asked why he wrote the book and the character his response was, his daughter had watched Indiana Jones and wanted a female hero so he drew on his own culture and mythologies and created "The Whale Rider".
Whale Rider - Set in the East Coast town of Whāngārā, Whale Rider tells the tale of a young Māori girl, Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes), who challenges tradition and embraces the past in order to find the strength to lead her people forward. Directed and written by Niki Caro, the film is based on Witi Ihimaera's novel The Whale Rider. Pai: “And he came on the back of a whale. A man to lead a new people. Our ancestor, Paikea. But now we were waiting for the firstborn of the new generation, for the descendant of the whale rider. For the boy who would be chief.” Pai: “My name is Paikea Apirana and I come from a long line of chiefs, stretching all the way back to the Whale.
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Written inTHE WHALE RIDER is a deceptively short book. Only pages long, it’s a richly layered story dealing with several major social issues: family relationships, gender discrimination, generational differences, racial prejudice, loss of the cultural identity of indigenous tribes, ecological conservationism and modern man’s /5.
The Whale Rider is definitely in my top ten list of all-time favorite books. I absolutely adore everything about it, and really do think there’s something everyone can relate to in this story. If you’ve ever felt discriminated against because of your gender, this is the book for by: The whale mothers look over their young while the single leader whale—the bull whale—reminisces about his own youth so long ago, and the precious time he spent with the whale rider.
Now, so many years after their separation, the nostalgia for their time spent together cuts away at the old bull : Witi Ihimaera.
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This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera. The Whale Rider is a novel by New Zealander Witi Ihimaera. The Whale Rider is definitely in my top ten list of all-time favorite books.
I absolutely adore everything about it, and really do think there’s something everyone can relate to in this story. If you’ve ever felt discriminated against because of your gender, this is the book for you/5(). Free download or read online The Whale Rider pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1stand was written by Witi Ihimaera.
The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, young adult story are Kahu,/5. Similarly, the book is rather ordinary near the beginning, and the writing is too simple.
The Whale Rider The Snail and the Whale A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Who Would Win. Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark. The Bull Whale. The bull whale is an ancient whale, about 65 feet long. It is leading its herd in search of safer waters, but at the same time it struggles to come to terms with its deep love for the ancient whale rider, now long dead, who once had been its dearest : Witi Ihimaera.
The whale rider was Kahutia Te Rangi. Ancestor of the people of Te Tai Rawhiti, he travelled from Hawaiki, the place of the Ancients, to the east coast of New Zealand. Then there was Kahu. The first great-grandchild of the whanau, she was loved by all her relatives except the one whose love she needed most—her great-grandfather/5(12).
Directed by Niki Caro. With Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis. A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize/10(K).
Whale rider is a film that was based on the book The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera (film education). It takes place in a small village of New Zealand where the Maori people live (whale rider Media Ed.). The movie focuses on the story of a young girl, Paikea, and her grandfather, Koro.
In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation for over 1, years, a male heir born to the Chief succeeds to the title. The time is now. The Chief's eldest son, Porourangi, fathers twins - a boy and a girl.
But the boy and his mother die in childbirth. The surviving girl is named Pai. Grief-stricken, her father leaves her to be. “The whale rider” Abstract “Whale Rider” is a drama film of thebased on the novel of Witi Ihimaera, and directed by Niki Caro.
The world première was on Septemberat. The Whale Rider. by Witi Ihimaera Introduction New Windmill titles are supported with Student and Teaching resource sheets to engage students with the novel and to help you with your planning. Each set of resources includes a series of self-contained lessons with photocopiable worksheets, teaching notes and suggestions for guided reading.
Each activity is mapped against the Framework to help 5/5(1). The Whale Rider starts a thousand years ago, with a pod of whales. The biggest whale, the founder of Maori culture, has a special relationship with the whale rider, a young man who sits upon its back.
Only Kahu understands that she is the whale rider, and that she must guide the whales back to the safety of the sea. Blending legend with a reality that’s both gritty and beautiful, this novel was made into a movie that was released in the United States just prior to the book’s publication here.
By tradition, the leader should be the first-born son a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea, aka Kahutia Te Rangi in the book, the Whale Rider he who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai is female and technically cannot inherit the leadership.
WHALE RIDER is set in the Maori community of New Zealand. According to legend, the Maori came to Whangara when their great leader Paikea led them by riding on a whale.
Ever since, the Maori have been led by the descendants of that leader. The movie begins with the birth of twins, the latest in that line. But the boy twin and his mother die.4/5.
Whale RideR Mat No | 10 storyboarDing Read the following excerpt from the book The Whale Rider. Then, use the book excerpt and “translate” it into single frames.
Create your own storyboard using the template on the next page. Before you start, have a look at the sample frame below. Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler DCNZM QSM (born 7 February ), generally known as Witi Ihimaera / ˈ w ɪ t i ɪ h i ˈ m aɪ r ə /, is a New Zealand was the first published Māori : Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler, 7 February (age.
Disregarded by her village, a Maori girl trains herself in the customs of her people to prove she's the rightful heir to her grandfather as or: Niki Caro. "Whale Rider" arrives in theaters already proven as one of the great audience-grabbers of recent years.
It won the audience awards as the most popular film at both the Toronto and Sundance film festivals, played to standing ovations, left audiences in tears. I recite these facts right at the top of this review because I fear you might make a hasty judgment that you don't want to see a movie.Eight-year-old Kahu craves her great-grandfather's love and attention.
But he is focused on his duties as chief ofa Maori tribe in Whangara, on the East Coast of New Zealand - a tribe that claims descent from the legendary 'whale rider'.
In every generation since the whale rider, a male has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir - there's only kahu. She should be the next.