3) counter cinema and female-gaze cinema are both forms of film that are opposed to the dominant forms in hollywood kord and krimmer state that most films “fail to represent real issues facing women today”, and whale rider is a film that definitely does not apply to this criteria. The film's plot follows the story of paikea apirana (pai)[in the book, her name is kahu, short for kahutia te rangi], a 12-year-old girl who is the only living child in the line of the tribe's chiefly succession following the death of her twin brother and mother when she was born the whale rider he who rode on top of a whale from hawaiki.
This whale rider gives skewers a role as nurturing items to the islands, however one lance he throws 1000 years into the future, which is the season of the story’s young champion kahu eight-year-old kahu, an individual from the maori tribe of whangara, new zealand, battles to demonstrate her affection, her authority, and her fate. Paikea apirana aka pai: played by actress keisha castle- hughes pai, is the main character and heroine of the film pai, is the main character and heroine of the film she is eleven years old and an only child. To accompany the film whale rider (2003) whale rider is an internationally successful new porourangi names the girl paikea after the ancestor who rode the whale 5 pai lives with her grandparents, koro and nanny flowers is pai a role model for young and old 1.
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. It's set in a remote, and beautifully photographed new zealand coastal town where maori elder koro (rawiri paratene) is chief of a clan claiming descent from the legendary whale rider when his son's wife dies in childbirth with twins, only the girl, paikea, survives and her traumatised father runs off to be an artist in europe without embracing his responsibilities. A story from the past, believed to explain how the maori people came to be in new zealand it is regarded as historical although not verifiable it’s a modern interpretation of an ancient maori myth strong basis in the culture of maori people- myths support and strengthen culture and reinforce cultural values voice-over- [.
According to māori tradition, paikea is an ancestor of ngāi tahu and ngāti porou, māori tribes in the south island and east coast of new zealand's north island paikea is the name assumed by kahutia-te-rangi because he was assisted by a whale such as a southern right whale or humpback whales to survive an attempt on his life by his half-brother ruatapu. Quiz about plot and events in the film whale rider whale rider after viewing the film study guide by rhshammondc includes 17 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. The film's plot follows the story of paikea apirana (pai)[in the book, her name is kahu, short for kahutia te rangi], a 12-year-old girl who is the only living child in the line of the tribe's chiefly succession following the death of her twin brother and mother when she was born.