Whale Rider (2002) - (Keisha Castle-Hughes) Italian two-sheet poster
This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster for the 2002 Niki Caro film Whale Rider based on a novel of the same title by Witi Ihimaera, screenplay by Niki Caro and starring Keisha Castle-Hughes as Paikea. Plot summary: On the east coast of New Zealand the Whangara people have an old tradition of hereditary succession where leadership always goes to the male first born in the chief's family. This film tells the story of Pai, the Maori girl who breaks tradition by becoming the group's first female chief despite resistance from her own grandfather.
Cast and crew: Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taurmaunu, Rachel House, Taungaroa Emile, Tammy Davis, Mabel Wharekawa, Rawinia Clarke, Tahei Simpson, Roi Taimana, Elizabeth Skeen, Tyronne White