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Screening Whale Rider


Sat 24 Mar 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Nga Purapura, 144 Tasman Rd, Otaki, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: maorilandfilm

Set in the East Coast town of Whāngārā, Whale Rider tells the tale of a young Māori girl, Paikea (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.

It became one of the most successful and acclaimed New Zealand films released internationally. Keisha Castle-Hughes was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance and the film was awarded Audience Choice Awards at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.

Rāwiri Paratene will present Whale Rider as Māoriland Film Festival's free whānau screening in celebration of the film's 15th anniversary.

The screening has been moved to Ngā Purapura due to the wet weather.