Whale Rider

Trivia: Keisha Castle-Hughes did not know how to swim at the time this movie was made.

Trivia: At 13 years old, Keisha Castle-Hughes became the youngest ever nominee for Best Actress at the Oscars.

Visible crew/equipment: In most of the sequences where Humpback whales are being photographed underwater, you can see the streams of bubbles that are released as the underwater crew exhales.

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Paikea: A long time ago, my ancestor Paikea came to this place on the back of a whale. Since then, in every generation of my family, the first born son has carried his name and become the leader of our tribe... until now.

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