Seattle International Film Festival 2003 : May 22nd - June 15th
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Whale Rider (2002)
New Zealand, Germany
105 minutes

This exotic and radiant tale of a Maori community’s struggle to find a new tribal leader among the young boys of the village – and the young granddaughter of the current chief who dares to wonder why she cannot be considered – is a luminescent coming-of-age story which harks back to Maori legends handed down through generations.

The Special Gala presentation of this film is 5/31, 6:30 pm Egyptian Theatre.

Awards: Sundance 2003 (Audience Award, Best Film) / Toronto 2002 Audience Award, Best Film

Official Film Site

Niki Caro

Keisha Castle-Hughes
Rawiri Paratene
Vicky Haughton
Cliff Curtis

5/31 6:30 pm
Egyptian Theatre

6/4 4:45 pm
Egyptian Theatre