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1,105 Ratings

Whale Rider

Directed by Niki Caro
New Zealand, 2002


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

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Whale Rider Directed by Niki Caro

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2004 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Sundance Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Audience Award (World Cinema)

Independent Spirit Awards

2004 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: People's Choice Award

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