Cape Cod Community College
Fall 2018 FREE! Foreign Film Series Class
Tuesdays at 3:30pm - Free and open to the public
Cape Cod Community College, Lecture Hall A in the Science Building
Whale Rider (New Zealand - 2003)
Like many tribal societies, the Maoris of New Zealand are patriarchal; the concept of a female ruler goes against tradition. Young Pai, by birth, should be the next chieftain, but she must first prove herself to her grandfather, Koro. Whale Rider is the story of Pai's uphill battle to prove she has the courage, strength and fortitude to take over the tribal leadership. Full of humor and deep emotion, this is an uplifting film that questions the ultimate survival of Maoris in modern culture.
In English and Maori with English subtitles.
Director: Niki Caro, 105 minutes