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Whale Rider

Category: Film

Venue: Vue Acton

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

(New Zealand 2002.  Dir: Niki Caro.  English and Māori.  101 mins. Cert PG)

A classic of indigenous cinema, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a twelve-year-old Māori girl who wants to become the chief of the tribe. Her grandfather Koro believes that this is a role reserved for males only.  

Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.