7 August 2023
FREE SCREENING – WHALE RIDER
In partnership with the Arrondissement de Ville-Marie and the Sanaaq Cultural and Community Centre
Witi Ihimaera Retrospective
Director: Niki Caro
English with French subtitles
A Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Paikea. Though disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the villagers, 12-year-old Paikea remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the customs of her people.
Based on the novel The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera.
Witi Ihimaera in attendance