Whale Rider (Niki Caro, 2002, New Zealand)


3:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Wexner Center for the Arts, The

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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Whale Rider 

(Niki Caro, 2002, New Zealand)

15th Anniversary Screening 

Ages 10 and up 

Zoom: Family Film Festival


A contemporary classic returns to the big screen! When the next leader of a small Maori tribal village dies, his 12-year-old twin sister is convinced of her calling to the role, even though it's been reserved for men for thousands of years. Despite being dismissed by her family and shunned by her village, she sets out to train herself in the customs of her people. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones) received an Academy Award nomination for her performance, the youngest person to do so at the time. (101 mins., video)