Whale rider is a drama, family film released in 2003 and directed by niki caro with a runtime of 101 minutes the star actors of whale rider are cliff curtis, grant roa, keisha castle-hughes, mabel wharekawa, mana taumaunu, rachel house, rawiri paratene, tammy davis, taungaroa emile, vicky haughton. Niki caro directed the film 'the whale rider' she has used a number of cinematic techniques in this film to create atmosphere and sometimes show what the character is feeling these three well-used techniques are camera shots, lighting and sound and dialogue. Based on the novel by witi ihimaera, whale rider is an uplifting and entertaining film that tells the story of a small maori tribe, living on the east coast of new zealand in whangara, who appear to have lost all sense of faith and interest in the traditions and beliefs of their culture th. Based on the novel of the same name by maori writer witi ihimaera, whale rider is a unique family drama directed niki caroon the eastern coast of new zealand, the whangara people believe their ancestor paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. Niki caro is a white new zealand woman, who after directing whale rider, directed north country, a film that focuses on the struggle of female miners yet, whale rider does not fit into any of the sub-genres associated with the australian woman’s film.
Disney has brought on director niki caro (whale rider) to helm the live-action adaptation of mulan bill kong will executive produce the movie. Whale rider is a 2002 new zealand-german family drama film directed by niki caro, 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 whose ambition is to become the chief of the tribe. Whale rider a film by niki caro based on the book by witi ihimaera maori glossary the club was a main fighting weapon bulging eyes and tongue were meant to intimidate opponents despite no previous acting experience, eleven-year-old keisha was chosen from thousands of girls the films director, nicki caro, says, “keisha castle-hughes.
Powerful people niki caro’s films—from whale rider to the upcoming nazi-era drama the zookeeper’s wife— have dealt with strong women testing their courage and strengthshe should know by fx feeney. Niki caro is a film director, producer and screenwriter who was born in wellington, new zealand her 2002 film whale rider was critically praised and won a number of awards at international film festivals[1. Whale rider 101 minute feature film in a small new zealand coastal village, maori claim descent from paikea, the whale rider in every generation for over 1,000 years, a male heir born to the chief succeeds to the title. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. The movie, written and directed by niki caro, inspired by a novel by witi ihimaera, describes these events within the rhythms of daily life this is not a simplistic fable but the story of real people living in modern times.
Find release information for whale rider (2002) - niki caro on allmovie. When i first watched this film in 2003 i was 11 years old it had a tremendous impact on me personally i was the same age as the main character and paikea is a great role model for any female to emulate. Whale rider is a 2002 drama film directed by niki caro, based on the novel of the same name by witi ihimaera the film stars keisha castle-hughes as kahu paikea apirana, a 12-year-old maori girl who wants to become the chief of the tribe.
Niki caro, director of the zookeeper’s wife, burst onto the international stage with her second feature, whale rider the 2003 indigenous family drama made debut actress keisha castle-hughes the. Film: ‘the whale rider’ directed by niki caro plot the plot is the story line of the film plots are broken down into sense and sequences the opening sequence as the most important as it sets the tone and mood of what is to follow. Niki caro is the director of the 2002 film whale rider she is from wellington, new zealand a native new zealander she emphasized in this film the importance of local landscapes and images. Whale rider wraps you in that history like a blanket you touch, taste, breathe that history despite being occasionally heavy on the symbolism, and despite being restricted by the necessities of the filmic medium, whale rider is one of the most emotional and inspiring films i have ever seen.
The lack of top films directed by women made it especially appealing to meet and interview niki caro, the director of the zookeeper’s wife ms ms caro directed the award-winning film whale rider , north country , starring charlize theron, and mcfarland, usa starring kevin costner. Whale rider (2002) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The dvd includes a director's commentary by niki caro, the trailer and tv spots, a few deleted scenes, an art and photo gallery, plus several very interesting features — behind the scenes of whale rider, a 30-minute featurette with the cast and crew te waka: building the canoe, about the intricately carved canoe used in the last scene of the film and a showcase about the score. Director: niki caro using whale rider in the ela classroom the brief introduction suggested below will orient students to the film and provide background about maori culture.
In the 2002 film, whale rider, the director, niki caro created a magnificently empowering movie that serves as an inspirational tool for females. Whale rider from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia theatrical release poster directed by: niki caro: produced by: john barnett frank hübner tim sanders: screenplay by: niki caro: based on: the whale rider by witi leon narbey: edited by: david coulson: production company south pacific pictures apollomedia pandora films new zealand. Niki caro's second feature whale rider has become the top grossing nz feature ever released in the usa (except for the lord of the rings) and its young star was nominated for an academy award.