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Kanopy Film Club presents – Whale Rider
August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday August 25, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Kanopy Film Club presents ‘Whale Rider’ Friday 25 August, 2023 @ 2:00pm Port Library.
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
Drama, 2002, 1 hour 41 minutes.