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Title:
Whale rider
Author:
Sanders, Tim.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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 possess a natural leadership ability.
General Note:
Special ed.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.

Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera.

Special features: behind-the-scenes featurette; filmmaker's commentary; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; soundtrack showcase.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
ISBN:
9781404943728
UPC:
043396022720
Format :
DVD