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The Resource Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release, South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; writer/director, Niki Caro, (videorecording)

Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release, South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; writer/director, Niki Caro, (videorecording)

Label
Whale rider
Title
Whale rider
Statement of responsibility
a Newmarket Films release, South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; writer/director, Niki Caro
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Whangara people of New Zealand, 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • English language track; English or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1945-
  • 1967-
  • 1990-
  • 1968-
  • 1974-
  • 1989-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sanders, Tim
  • Barnett, John
  • Huebner, Frank
  • Caro, Niki
  • Castle-Hughes, Keisha
  • Paratene, Rawiri
  • Haughton, Vicky
  • Curtis, Cliff
  • Roa, Grant
  • Taumaunu, Mana
  • House, Rachel
  • 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
  • Grandparent and child
  • Whales
  • Chiefdoms
  • Motion pictures, New Zealand
Technique
live action
Label
Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release, South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; writer/director, Niki Caro, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Rated PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference
  • Special features: director commentary; theatrical trailer; tv spots; Te waka, building the canoe; behind-the-scenes featurette; deleted scenes; soundtrack showcase; art and photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52959575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition ; Special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781404943728
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396022720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Whale rider, a Newmarket Films release, South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in association The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; writer/director, Niki Caro, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
  • Rated PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference
  • Special features: director commentary; theatrical trailer; tv spots; Te waka, building the canoe; behind-the-scenes featurette; deleted scenes; soundtrack showcase; art and photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52959575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition ; Special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781404943728
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396022720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
02272
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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