Whale Rider (2002)


A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Find the links for reviews, interviews, and more for Whale Rider submitted by AFCA members here:

Nadine Whitney – The Curb – Review: Retrospective Review: Whale Rider by Niki Caro

  • Excerpt: Niki Caro’s delicately laced film of belief, bravery, and true leadership honours the importance of Rangatira (Chiefs) in Māori self-determination while negotiating the inherent limitations of patriarchal succession by making a young girl the true figure of hope.