PG certificateWhale Rider is a Film programme that first aired in 2002 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Whale Rider is a 3 star programme

Image for the Film programme "Whale Rider"
Picture: South Pacific Pictures/Apollo Media/Pandora Films


Whale Rider (2002)

Directed by
Niki Caro

Family drama about a young Maori girl Pai who fights to fulfil her destiny after she is rejected by her grandfather. Against the thousand years tradition that the chief is always the first-born male, Pai believes it is her dynasty to lead her people despite what her grandfather says.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2002

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: New Zealand/Germany

Filmed in Colour


Keisha Castle-Hughes...Paikea
Rawiri Paratene...Koro
Vicky Haughton...Nanny Flowers
Image for Cliff CurtisCliff Curtis...Porourangi
Grant Roa...Uncle Rawiri
Mana Taumaunu...Hemi
Rachel House...Shilo
Taungaroa Emile...Willie
Tammy Davis...Dog
Mabel Wharekawa...Maka
Rawinia Clarke...Miro
Tahei Simpson...Miss Parata
Roi Taimana...Hemi's Dad
Elizabeth Skeen...Rehua
Tyronne White...Jake