The movie's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai") at the age of 12 who is the only living child in the line of the tribe's chiefly succession because of the death of her twin brother and mother during childbirth. By tradition, the leader should be the first-born son ? a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea, the one who rode atop a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai is female.

Duration
2 min 20 sec

Views
38,833

Posted On
November 01, 2007
Director
Niki Caro

Writer
Witi Ihimaera

Studio
TriStar Pictures

Release
July 4, 2003
Cast
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Rawiri Paratene
Vicky Haughton
Cliff Curtis
Grant Roa
Trailer Tracks
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