Essays Tagged: "Whangara"

A film can be entertaining and deal with serious issues at the same time. How is this revealed in the film 'Whale Rider' directed by Niki Caro?

aining film that tells the story of a small Maori tribe, living on the east coast of New Zealand in Whangara, who appear to have lost all sense of faith and interest in the traditions and beliefs of t ... ar to have lost all sense of faith and interest in the traditions and beliefs of their culture. The Whangara legend of the 'whale rider' dates back many years to when the legendary Maori hero, Paikea, ...

(5 pages) 89 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Whale Rider - Why is the story told through Rawiri's point of view? How would the story be different if told through Kahu's point of view?

rowth, incidents and magic of his niece Kahu. Kahu is destined to be the next chief of the Maori in Whangara, New Zealand, a tribe that has descended from the legendary "whale rider." However, Kahu is ...

(2 pages) 27 1 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"The Whale Rider" by Witi Ihimaera.

taken to live with her mother's people. She only visited her father and his family in their village Whangara in summer.When Kahu first met Koro Apirana, it was love at first sight. But Koro Apirana di ... er families for a boy-child to teach the traditions of the village to.Two years later, Kahu came to Whangara again. She enjoyed taking part in Koro Apirana's wananga, which is a regular instruction in ...

(19 pages) 98 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature