Wednesday, August 24, 2005

whale rider

Just watched Whale Rider. I saw it going cheap in Tesco this evening, and thought it was worth the few pounds they were asking.

I remember Jonny Baker writing a post about this film some time ago. As he, and others say, the film raises a number of questions about the way in which communities pass on their traditions from one generation to the next, especially in a changing context.

If you've not seen it, it's well worth a watch.


Roger Vere Youth Worker said...

Another film on my list of must-sees now. You're the second person to recommend it!

Suzanne said...

Glad to see you've got round to seeing a modern-day classic New Zealand film! It's strength really lay in the acting of a young girl - very cool.

The insight into Maori life and culture is very interesting, considering it was approved as accurate by the Maori community.

Kia Kaha, Phil. Haere Ra : )