The UnAustralian

Saturday, May 10, 2003
Whale Rider

Having recently seen the NZ movie Whale Rider, I fully recommend checking it out.

Maori culture is something that I really should know more about. While I can speak a few Maori words, and was brought up with the legends of Maui, I really don't know too much about it. For example, as I saw the movie I assumed that the legend of Paikea was a plot device, apparently it's real.

But this aside, Whale Rider is an interesting movie about tradition, culture, gender roles and family.
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