Whale Rider Movie Review Summary

Actors: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene

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Keisha Castle-Hughes plays the role of Paikea, a Maori girl who is the only child in a family. There is a tradition that the oldest male in the family becomes the chief. Paikea attempts to prove to her grandfather that she is chief material. Although, he's stubborn, he loves her.
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Script Analysis of Whale Rider

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women's rights Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Pacific Islander Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Australian aborigine


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   peddle boat    -   swimming on Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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