Whale Rider (2003)
Release Date: 09 September 2002
Young Pai has never been accepted by her family, always living in the shadow of her dead twin brother, who, according to legend, was to become chief of her tribe. Ostracised by her grandfather, Koro, Pai watches as he searches for a new leader amongst the sons of the other villagers, ignoring her simply because she is a girl. As the other challengers fall by the wayside, Pai emerges as the one person in the village with all the necessary attributes to lead her people.