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Whale Rider: CLIP 1

Award-winning and magical story of a young Maori girl's struggle to fulfill her destiny in a small coastal town in New Zealand.

A magical and deeply moving story of a young Maori girl's struggle to fulfil her destiny. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title of Paikea, the Whale Rider in a small New Zealand coastal village. When twins are born, and the boy twin dies, Koro, the chief, is unable to accept his grand-daughter, Pai, as a future leader. But when Koro calls for people to bring their sons to him in the hope that the new leader is among them, Pai must stand up to him and a thousand years of tradition to reveal the true way forward.

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A young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son, who was supposed to be the Whangara tribe's next leader. His twin sister, Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes), manages to survive and is brought up by her grandparents.

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