Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey/Day 4 Activity 2

Whale Rider
This movie is about an ancestor who sailed on the back of a whale to island for help and his name was Paikea. Now every generation the first boy born they are given the name Paikea, and they are going to be the chief. They learn how to be strong and how to defend themselves. Unfortunately a girl was born and her parents had given her the name Paikea but, her grandfather was not expecting her to be given that name. She was secretly learning how to become a chief and how to do a boys haka. She was caught and got a growled. A couple days later where the boys were going to perform the haka, her grandfather saw that she was riding on the back of a whale. She said that everyone can become not only the chosen ones.


1= Bad movie 2=Okay movie 3=Pretty good 4=Good movie 5=Excellent movie

My ratings are: 5


  1. Hi Charlie,

    I enjoyed reading your summary of the movie as it reminded me of what happened - it has been a long time since I last watched Whale Rider! What made you give the movie a rating of 5? What did you enjoy about the movie in particular?

  2. Kia ora Charlie,

    It's great to read that you rated the movie a 5/5. It is a very special movie. I can still remember the first time that I saw it. Did you know that the girl, Keisha Castle-Hughes, who plays Paikea was actually nominated for a huge award for her role in this movie? Unfortunately she didn't win the Oscar (acting award) but she did receive a lot of praise for her work. I hope that you get the chance to see the whole move one day. It's well worth watching!