Film Information

Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Mar 3, 2018

Directed by Niki Caro
Rated PG-13, 101 min.
Free Screening

Underwritten by Summit County RAP Tax, PCMC and Vail EpicPromise

Part of the Books 2 Movies Series in partnership with Park City Library and Summit County Libraries

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs have always been the first-born and male. A feisty young girl named Pai, who radiates with life and energy is about to challenge tradition.

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