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Whale Rider by Helen on 7 December 2003 4:12pm
Just saw it last night.. what an an amazing film... I am moving to NZ NOW!!!!
Re: Whale Rider by Diamond on 7 December 2003 5:51pm
Loved NZ but wasnt very keen on the film!


Re: Whale Rider by stephlynne on 8 December 2003 5:27pm
Saw this movie on the flight home from NZ. I loved it!
Re: Whale Rider by irishmanufan on 8 December 2003 10:41pm
whats the film about ? i saw sam neil's cinema of unease and even thought the view on NZ was not 100% rosey it still looks a nice place to go to !!!!
Re: Whale Rider by ruprect on 12 December 2003 10:28am
strange thing about this film as i dont know one fellow kiwi who liked it...
Re: Whale Rider by stephlynne on 12 December 2003 2:30pm
Really? That's interesting. We met a Maori family (who actually were involved in the filming of "Full Circle" when Michael was in NZ) and they thought it was great. They thought that it was a very positive portrayal of Maori culture, much more so than other films such as "Once Were Warriors".

Re: Whale Rider by ruprect on 12 December 2003 9:32pm
Yeah it is a lil more positive...but some moari i know found it a lil commercial and unrealistic ..which i guess is what films are...i can see how it would appeal to people who arnt used to the moari culture, but for those who live with it and those who are part of it the other film rings more true.."once were warriors " etc
Re: Whale Rider by Dianne on 12 December 2003 10:43pm
I know a lot of Kiwi's who loved it. It also won quite a few awards at the New Zealand film awards.
Re: Whale Rider by ellenpc on 13 December 2003 1:11pm
Yes it did.

Of course it's a stylised portrayal of one aspect of Maori cultural life , the retelling of a Myth not a documentary.
Re: Whale Rider by ruprect on 13 December 2003 11:25pm
Lol..sorry but NZ will give any film made in NZ an award..it means stuff all. "Lots of Kiwis who loved it"? I seriously doubt that..
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