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

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

Label
Whale rider
Title
Whale rider
Statement of responsibility
South Pacific Pictures, ApolloMedia, Pandora Film present in association with the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; written & directed by Niki Caro ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Editor of moving image work
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Whangara Māori 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
Awards note
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Cataloging source
NZ1
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Whalerider (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Rated PG-13: parents strongly cautioned for brief language and a momentary drug reference
Language note
Closed-captioned; soundtrack in English with optional English and Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PR9639.3.I5
LC item number
W48 2003
PerformerNote
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1945-
  • 1990-
  • 1968-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caro, Niki
  • Sanders, Tim
  • Barnett, John
  • Huebner, Frank
  • Castle-Hughes, Keisha
  • Paratene, Rawiri
  • Haughton, Vicky
  • Curtis, Cliff
  • Coulson, David
  • Gerrard, Lisa
  • Ihimaera, Witi
  • South Pacific Pictures (Firm)
  • ApolloMedia (Firm)
  • Pandora Film (Firm)
  • New Zealand Film Production Fund
  • New Zealand Film Commission
  • NZ On Air
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ihimaera, Witi
  • Grandparent and child
  • Whales
  • Chiefdoms
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Ihimaera, Witi
  • Whales
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • New Zealand
  • Chiefdoms
  • Grandparent and child
  • Rangatira
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Whale rider, South Pacific Pictures, ApolloMedia, Pandora Film present in association with the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; written & directed by Niki Caro ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: theatrical trailer; TV spots; behind-the-scenes featurette; filmmaker's commentary; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; soundtrack showcase; Te Waka: building the canoe; Art and photo gallery
  • Dolby digital 5.1; Dolby surround 2.0
  • Widescreen version (aspect ratio 2.35:1)
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
Contents
Special features: 16x9 widescreen presentation -- Director commentary -- Theatrical trailer and TV spots -- TeWaka: Building the canoe featurette -- Behind the scens of Whale Rider -- Deleted scenes with optiiional commentary -- Whale Ricer: The soundtrack showcase -- Art and photo gallery -- Scene selection -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby digital ; English 2.0 Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English
Control code
ocm52959575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 DVD (approximately 101 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9781404943728
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396022720
  • 043396022744
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)52959575
System details
DVD; encoded for region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Whale rider, South Pacific Pictures, ApolloMedia, Pandora Film present in association with the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; written & directed by Niki Caro ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner
Link
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: theatrical trailer; TV spots; behind-the-scenes featurette; filmmaker's commentary; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; soundtrack showcase; Te Waka: building the canoe; Art and photo gallery
  • Dolby digital 5.1; Dolby surround 2.0
  • Widescreen version (aspect ratio 2.35:1)
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
Contents
Special features: 16x9 widescreen presentation -- Director commentary -- Theatrical trailer and TV spots -- TeWaka: Building the canoe featurette -- Behind the scens of Whale Rider -- Deleted scenes with optiiional commentary -- Whale Ricer: The soundtrack showcase -- Art and photo gallery -- Scene selection -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby digital ; English 2.0 Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English
Control code
ocm52959575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 DVD (approximately 101 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9781404943728
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396022720
  • 043396022744
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)52959575
System details
DVD; encoded for region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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